Reports Report 929w (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameAndrew D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksAn amazing sight. Was just exiting the toll plaza coming off of the NJ Turnpike to enter the GSP northbound...and this thing lit up the sky with amazing intensity. Both my wife and I saw it. It fell almost vertical.
Location
AddressBethesda (but sighted in New Jersey), MD
Latitude40° 32' 15.17'' N (40.54°)
Longitude 74° 18' 17.54'' W (-74.3°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:45 UT
Duration≈2s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth225°
First azimuth180°
First elevation75°
Last azimuth189°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite and blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksNA
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length17.5°
RemarksImagine a very large firework that produces multiple trails. This meteor looked like one trail. It was very bright.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThere were definitely fragments peeling off the lead portion. The fragments also burned brightly.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-