Reports Report 2189a (Event 2189-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2189-2012
Observer
NameJason K
Experience Level5/5
RemarksThis was clearly visible from New York City. But it was north of the dominant light pollution. There was another extremely bright one that was low over the Bronx...
Location
AddressNew York, NY
Latitude40° 52' 24.37'' N (40.87°)
Longitude 73° 55' 38.69'' W (-73.93°)
Elevation62.6m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-13 21:00 EST
UT Date & Time2012-12-14 02:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth342.38°
First azimuth3.4°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth323.18°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
Color-
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw the meteor break up into three distinct pieces. Upon breakup, there were also some brief flashes of trailing material for less than a second. Color was yellow, then blue during breakup.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw the meteor break up into three distinct pieces. Upon breakup, there were also some brief flashes of trailing material for less than a second. Color was yellow, then blue during breakup.