Reports Report 340adc (Event 340-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 340-2016
Observer
NameT. A. V
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was surprised how long the fireball could be seen as well as the range and space it displayed in the sky. The night sky that evening was very clear.
Location
AddressEvesham Township, NJ
Latitude39° 52' 51.46'' N (39.88°)
Longitude 74° 55' 16.9'' W (-74.92°)
Elevation32.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-01-30 18:24 EST
UT Date & Time2016-01-30 23:24 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle205°
Moving
Facing azimuth262.19°
First azimuth287.62°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth256.98°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorOrange, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksAs the fireball moved across the sky, the train grew longer. I thought it seemed very long. It took enough time for me to call out to my daughter to look to see it and she had enough time to look up and see it too.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt seemed that the ball was not perfectly round as it moved across the sky. It seemed to have rougher edges.