Reports Report 3313ba (Event 3313-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3313-2018
Observer
NameJames A
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was briefly as bright as a lightning flash - when I first saw it out my window I thought it was heat lightning.
Location
AddressCenter Moriches, NY
Latitude40° 47' 50.75'' N (40.8°)
Longitude 72° 48' 43.74'' W (-72.81°)
Elevation8.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-30 00:02 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-30 04:02 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle242°
Moving
Facing azimuth148.43°
First azimuth180.54°
First elevation59°
Last azimuth130°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksYellowish "sparkles" flying off of the main streak