Reports Report 1174cz (Event 1174-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1174-2019
Observer
NameBettina E
Experience Level1/5
RemarksRed bright light, thought a plane had exploded, was in a car, it lasted long enough for me to slow down and try to figure out what it was, I was driving almost due east, through my windshield I saw, just a degree or two south of the direction I was driving a large bright red light made a streak south lowering by a degree from beginning to end and on a curved trajectory that was slightly higher in the middle and ended slightly lower at its end. The light changed color from bright red and lighter reds to a yellowish white at the end. The light got was large in the beginning and got smaller toward the end. I assume this means it was also travelling east as well as south. I am new to this but this was a strong clear visual experience and there were three other planes or helicopters in the sky, one came from the west behind me heading pretty fast directly towards the streak so I saw this steady blinking light close to the streak and it veered off to the north when the event was over,so someone got a really good look maybe you can find themexploded, was in a car, it lasted long enough for me to slow down and try to figure out what it was, I was driving almost due east, through my windshield I saw, just a degree or two south of the direction I was driving a large bright red light made a streak south lowering by a degree from beginning to end and on a curved trajectory that was slightly higher in the middle and ended slightly lower at its end. The light changed color from bright red and lighter reds to a yellowish white at the end. The light got was large in the beginning and got smaller toward the end. I assume this means it was also travelling east as well as south. I am new to this but this was a strong clear visual experience and there were three other planes or helicopters in the sky, one came from the west behind me heading pretty fast directly towards the light. THE STREAK WENT FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ON THE RESULTS IT IS SAYING IT WENT RIGHT TO LEFT.
Location
AddressWantagh, NY
Latitude40° 35' 59.16'' N (40.6°)
Longitude 73° 30' 50.45'' W (-73.51°)
Elevation1.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-18 22:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-03-19 02:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle277°
Moving
Facing azimuth84°
First azimuth85°
First elevation47°
Last azimuth89°
Last elevation41°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-