Reports Report 2080h (Event 2080-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2080-2013
Observer
NameJohn T
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have never seen a object fragment like this before. It looked like a reverse firework falling from the sky.
Location
AddressCaldwell, NJ
Latitude40° 50' 20.56'' N (40.84°)
Longitude 74° 16' 30.85'' W (-74.28°)
Elevation124.68m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-09-24 19:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2013-09-24 23:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth133.35°
First azimuth139.85°
First elevation67°
Last azimuth128.68°
Last elevation54°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object was coming straight down and it fragmented / burst just like a small grade firework
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe fragmentation looked just like what you see when a firework shell is launched from its mortar