Reports Report 4235gb (Event 4235-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4235-2017
Observer
NameTim S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was a beautiful meteor - we were stopped at a red light and it looked like it fell from the sky in the 11 oclock position. My buddy and I both exclaimed "Look!!" because it was so bright and it was blueish in color. I have seen meteors before and watch the Perseids and other showers so I know what to look for. This was the biggest and brightest I have seen. I live in a well lit suburban neighborhood where we dont usually see the small ones or most of the calendar showers - this one was huge and was no joke. I see others have logged this sighting and that makes me feel great because I cant believe anyone outside could have missed this. This was once in a lifetime sighting. Thank you for this site.
Location
AddressMetuchen, NJ
Latitude40° 32' 59.52'' N (40.55°)
Longitude 74° 22' 15.38'' W (-74.37°)
Elevation26.76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-10 21:21 EST
UT Date & Time2017-11-11 02:21 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle203°
Moving
Facing azimuth320°
First azimuth20°
First elevation87°
Last azimuth340°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-