Reports Report 3638ahd (Event 3638-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3638-2014
Observer
NameFrank D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was in a vehicle (jeep) at a traffic light when the meteor appeared and shot across the sky breaking up. I'm sure it wasn't very close but it appeared to be only 50 to 100 feet above us.
Location
AddressHicksville, NY
Latitude40° 45' 26.6'' N (40.76°)
Longitude 73° 30' 40.41'' W (-73.51°)
Elevation40.61m
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 up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth320.82°
First azimuth320.29°
First elevation18°
Last azimuth318.6°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe meteor looked like it was breaking up into several smaller white fireballs before disappearing