Reports Report 3638afh (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameStephanie S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI saw a bright light cross over interstate 81 while driving north near Harrisburg, Pa. It had the characteristics of a flare but quite a bit larger. It was a bright white fireball with a flaming trail behind it. At the time, I thought it was either a meteor or a plane falling from the sky. It traveled North-East to west and disappeared behind the tree line. It seemed so close that I felt it must have crashed nearby. What a cool sight! So happy no one was hurt!!
Location
AddressHarrisburg, PA
Latitude40° 19' 31.89'' N (40.33°)
Longitude 76° 48' 26.85'' W (-76.81°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-29 18:30 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-29 23:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth45°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorWhite, orange, red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-