Reports Report 1511df (Event 1511-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1511-2014
Observer
NameAmanda S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI can't report hearing a sound because I was in my car when I saw it. I'm still in awe because I never ever see things like that and I'm usually an active searcher of the night sky.
Location
AddressRandolph, NJ
Latitude40° 50' 39.77'' N (40.84°)
Longitude 74° 36' 24.88'' W (-74.61°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-07-17 22:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2014-07-18 02:00 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth135°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration8s
Length20°
RemarksLong, white, and thick, with little white bits and pieces falling off at the end
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe little pieces at the end of the tail reminded me of sparklers