Reports Report 2083bj (Event 2083-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2083-2016
Observer
NameJon S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksMy notes taken at the time read: "Started 25º elevation in the NE, dropped to 10º ENE, where it extinguished." I had no compass, but estimated the azimuths by comparing the location of the Moon, Jupiter, and Mars as seen in the sky, with their locations as seen on an astronomy app on my iPod. The slightly different azimuths reported on this Web site are based on the alignment with the picnic table where I was sitting (that is visible in the satellite photograph) and the adjacent parking lots and buildings. Whatever the inaccuracies in the azimuths, I can certainly say this bolide appeared in the north. Its brightness bloomed a bit after I first saw it, then stayed momentarily constant, and finally faded. Its extinguishing was surprisingly sudden. It did not fade to nothing, but rather to a lesser brightness before suddenly ending.
Location
AddressKingston, NY
Latitude41° 55' 53.75'' N (41.93°)
Longitude 74° 0' 43.71'' W (-74.01°)
Elevation55.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-14 21:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-06-15 01:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle199°
Moving
Facing azimuth25.64°
First azimuth354.1°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth322.96°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite with a slight blue cast around the edges.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-