Reports Report 5814cp (Event 5814-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5814-2019
Observer
NameAbigail W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was stunning. I have never seen something so bright in the sky so close to New York City. I can barely see any stars due to the skyglow. I talked with my mother-in-law shortly after I saw it and casually mentioned what I saw when she told me she had just seen something identical at the same time up in Maine.
Location
AddressMaplewood, NJ
Latitude40° 43' 51.49'' N (40.73°)
Longitude 74° 16' 37.84'' W (-74.28°)
Elevation40.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-11-22 17:22 EST
UT Date & Time2019-11-22 22:22 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle123°
Moving
Facing azimuth42.93°
First azimuth45.95°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth40.06°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAt first I thought it was a firework, but quickly knew it wasn’t.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-