Reports Report 1217a (Event 1217-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1217-2011
Observer
NameConcetta T
Experience Level3/5
Remarksalthough I have obeserved many meteor showers I have never seen a fire ball so am still not sure what this was. the white trail as it was falling gave the impression it was a plane as I was driving, slow in evening traffic, toward the airport and there was a lot of air traffic at the time. however when it suddenly flared and disappeared I realized it was either a meteorite or a fireball ( or the falling satellite - but I see that fell in asia somewhere ) so I am now curious what it was and haven't seen any postings by other on this sighting. I was driving with my daughter and see saw it as well.
Location
AddressLong island, NY
Latitude40° 47' 3.52'' N (40.78°)
Longitude 73° 37' 53.04'' W (-73.63°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-10-23 19:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2011-10-23 23:40 UT
Duration≈1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth264.65°
First azimuth271.33°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth263.12°
Last elevation43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
Colorbluish white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarksthere was a very long white trail as it fell but once it flaired and disappeared there was only a very sudden burst of light
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksthere was a sudden flash of bright white light just before it disappeared
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-