Reports Report 340aai (Event 340-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 340-2016
Observer
NameGabrielle G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy son and I both observed the meteor at the same time. We wondered what it was (whether it was a firework). We were happy to see the news the following day, which confirmed what we thought we witnessed.
Location
AddressNorwood, NJ
Latitude40° 59' 43.83'' N (41°)
Longitude 73° 57' 14.72'' W (-73.95°)
Elevation9.93m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-30 18:16 EST
UT Date & Time2016-01-30 23:16 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle158°
Moving
Facing azimuth237.01°
First azimuth212.98°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth254.7°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
Remarksglowing train that faded quickly behind the 'flash'. it seemed to curve.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksit looked like a firework. the bright trail ended in a bright flash which quickly 'burned out'
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-