Reports Report 1261s (Event 1261-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1261-2018
Observer
NameMichael C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt went straight across the sky at a speed that was phenomenal before it broke up into three to four pieces. I thought it was a jet at first, but then when I saw it break up, I figured it was a meteorite or possibly the Chinese satellite that is supposed to enter the Earth's atmosphere.
Location
AddressBelvidere, NJ
Latitude40° 51' 37.17'' N (40.86°)
Longitude 74° 58' 47.31'' W (-74.98°)
Elevation122.95m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-31 20:19 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-04-01 00:19 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth347.19°
First azimuth314.94°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth353.66°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksLooked like it broke into 3-4 pieces at the end. Very weird!