Reports Report 6170f (Event 6170-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6170-2019
Observer
NameKevin N
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy first direct encounter with a fireball. Very cool.
Location
AddressLacey Township, NJ
Latitude39° 50' 15.51'' N (39.84°)
Longitude 74° 12' 37.52'' W (-74.21°)
Elevation7.43m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-05 05:30 EST
UT Date & Time2019-12-05 10:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle97°
Moving
Facing azimuth315.42°
First azimuth285.77°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth333.43°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksGlowing train with various degrees of brightness. Didn’t observe any smoke due to hazy skies
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksMoment main fragment intensified in brightness, it’s glow abruptly stopped followed by a smaller fragment unseen ahead of main fragment glowed but not as intense for a couple of seconds.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above description