Reports Report 4235ct (Event 4235-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4235-2017
Observer
NameAndrew O
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have NEVER seen such a huge and bright brush with the atmosphere...It was large and sustained until it burned out and disappeared near the horizon. This was NO ordinary meteorite...I grew up in Bermuda and have seen countless meteorites...this was vastly larger and much more spectacular..In fact, I was concerned the earth might have a large hit...It was truly spectacular..and a once in a lifetime experience for me...I am 63...so seen plenty!
Location
AddressPrinceton, NJ
Latitude40° 20' 17.76'' N (40.34°)
Longitude 74° 43' 16.17'' W (-74.72°)
Elevation55.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-10 21:30 EST
UT Date & Time2017-11-11 02:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle30°
Moving
Facing azimuth248.12°
First azimuth263.24°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth244.66°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-