Reports Report 1511hg (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameKristen C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI've never seen a shooting star before and I'm afraid the exact information here isn't 100% accurate, I'm sorry. I tried to make it as close as possible. I was driving South on Interstate 265, probably around exit 36 at the time, when it came into my field of vision to the left. I was surprised because I thought shooting stars would be faint and over in the blink of an eye, but this was bigger and brighter than any star in the sky, shining yellow, and immediately stole my attention from the road. It fell downward at a steep angle for a few seconds and was gone before it hit the horizon line.
Location
AddressLawrence Township, NJ
Latitude39° 56' 32.77'' N (39.94°)
Longitude 74° 56' 35.94'' W (-74.94°)
Elevation7.01m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth-
First elevation37°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks__________
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-