Reports Report 5261b (Event 5261-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5261-2020
Observer
NameCyan S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was late when I saw it and I was preoccupied in the moment. While I am absolutely certain that it was a fireball, I’m hesitant to confirm any definite trajectory for it.
Location
AddressLong Valley, NJ
Latitude40° 47' 28.18'' N (40.79°)
Longitude 74° 47' 0.44'' W (-74.78°)
Elevation239.8m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-09-18 23:52 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-09-19 03:52 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth39.8°
First azimuth29.81°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth60.02°
Last elevation79°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksA very thin line of dark silvery, powdery smoke. Somewhat visible against the starry sky.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-