Reports Report 1029ab (Event 1029-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1029-2018
Observer
NamePam D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI witnessed this while driving along the road I specified. It was so big and distinct. I told my husband that it was either something astrological or we were going to see something on the news about something exploding in the sky (like a plane). Very cool.
Location
AddressBridgeton, NJ
Latitude39° 30' 1.07'' N (39.5°)
Longitude 75° 20' 17.53'' W (-75.34°)
Elevation21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-16 20:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-17 00:45 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle261°
Moving
Facing azimuth313.98°
First azimuth322.35°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth312.41°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like a bright golf ball that had its back half on fire and breaking away, forming a short tail. As it approached the horizon the front half became brighter like a quick pulse of more light before quickly disappearing.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragments were very close to the body and appeared like slightly lighter dust formed into a short tail, like a stubby tadpole tail