Reports Report 3384bq (Event 3384-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3384-2014
Observer
NameH J
Experience Level2/5
RemarksObserving experience: I am an observer at UACNJ with limited experience (
Location
AddressMillburn, NJ
Latitude40° 42' 47.16'' N (40.71°)
Longitude 74° 19' 32.33'' W (-74.33°)
Elevation41.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-03 20:28 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-04 01:28 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth313°
First azimuth320.38°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth304.14°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
RemarksThis was after dark during highway driving. Lasting maybe 2-3 seconds, it appeared as a trail of sparks of growing width, then a burst, then it disappeared, then it "re-lit" a few degrees further along its path then blinked out, appearing to break up. From my perspective it was angling toward the ground not skipping back into space
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFlash, then it went dark, then reappeared for just a split second
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksit appeared to break up then for a split second the parts lit up then quickly went dark