Reports Report 1867y (Event 1867-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1867-2018
Observer
NameDonna C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksA bright flash in the sky made me look up - when I did I saw a bright moving object go from left to right, leaving a red glowing trail that lasted 1 or 2 seconds before disappearing.
Location
AddressMiddletown, NJ
Latitude40° 24' 48.9'' N (40.41°)
Longitude 74° 6' 58.98'' W (-74.12°)
Elevation10.82m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-05-25 23:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-05-26 03:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle89°
Moving
Facing azimuth265.11°
First azimuth257.16°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth295.59°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorRed/orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length40°
RemarksGlowing train, lasted a second or two and then faded
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI didn’t see the flash directly, but it’s what made me look up.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-