Reports Report 3623b (Event 3623-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3623-2015
Observer
NameRusso S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have never seen such a bright fireball before. It was rather alarming. I am estimating the time I saw it, however.
Location
AddressSmithtown, NY
Latitude40° 49' 29.16'' N (40.82°)
Longitude 73° 13' 0.26'' W (-73.22°)
Elevation12.05m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-23 20:45 EST
UT Date & Time2015-11-24 01:45 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth-
First elevation40°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length10°
RemarksThe fireball had a glowing train that followed after it that persisted for about 2-5 seconds after the actual fireball had disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-