Reports Report 2080q (Event 2080-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2080-2013
Observer
NameRandy S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksWhat distinguished this sighting from previous sightings was the thickness of the smoke. Usually I observe more of a thin streak. This also seemed much closer than previous sightings, and lower in the sky.
Location
AddressMaplewood, NJ
Latitude40° 44' 26.13'' N (40.74°)
Longitude 74° 15' 11.1'' W (-74.25°)
Elevation74.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-09-24 19:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2013-09-24 23:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth148.95°
First azimuth114.12°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth116.45°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length10°
RemarksThick billowing smoke, glowing from the light of the object. Quickly disappeared. Did not see the head of the object, only the smoky trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-