Reports Report 664b (Event 664-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 664-2015
Observer
NamePatrick D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe object was clearly burning (was on fire) but had very little tail trailing behind it; almost no tail at all. The object was a relatively large and round sphere, especially considering that I heard no sound, either concurrent or delayed and saw no impact flash. I caught it out of the right corner of my eye as I faced toward the south, and then I immediately looked directly at it for the next couple of seconds (approximately 2.5 to 3 seconds) as it descended. It remained whole until it disappeared below some trees above the horizon and was on a trajectory that I believe would have impacted ground.
Location
AddressEdison, NJ
Latitude40° 32' 29.27'' N (40.54°)
Longitude 74° 19' 37.19'' W (-74.33°)
Elevation34.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-13 01:10 EDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-13 05:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle211°
Moving
Facing azimuth273.18°
First azimuth281.26°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth274.25°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-