Reports Report 1518q (Event 1518-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1518-2011
Observer
NameTeri
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have never seen a fireball but I\'m certain that is what I saw tonight. It brightened as it exploded. It looked almost like an airplane exploding but I was very close to the airport so the explosion was much too small for that.
Location
AddressEndicott, NY
Latitude42° 7' 50.33'' N (42.13°)
Longitude 76° 2' 21.39'' W (-76.04°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-12 18:15 EST
UT Date & Time2011-12-12 23:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth300.03°
First azimuth287.52°
First elevation48°
Last azimuth299.92°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorStarted white and turned
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI was in my car with my radio turned on so would not have heard anything.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a hint of fragmentation but it could have been my imagination.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-