Reports Report 1174ce (Event 1174-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1174-2019
Observer
NameLaraine M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI wish I had gotten video, but was driving up the Merrit Parkway at the time. It was a very clear night with bright moonlight, but the Parkway is unlit and no traffic was around me, and it was straight ahead of me so I saw it very clearly.
Location
AddressNorwalk, CT
Latitude41° 7' 53.81'' N (41.13°)
Longitude 73° 27' 35.74'' W (-73.46°)
Elevation76.18m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-18 22:35 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-03-19 02:35 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle87°
Moving
Facing azimuth42.49°
First azimuth30.69°
First elevation32°
Last azimuth61.49°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length65°
RemarksIt was night time, and I saw no smoke. It was a fire trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a small flash, nothing dramatic, just more of a burning out.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksWhen it burned out there were sparks, much like after a fireworks explosion (only it didn't have the explosion part - just the sparks falling momentarily before burning out and disappearing).