Reports Report 929b (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameMichael P
Experience Level1/5
RemarksMeteor streaak across the sky from east to west looking toward the north, seen bright flashes before the fire ball was seen then a delayed boom in the distance, looked very low attitude possibly lower the the cloud deck as i seen it under high thin clouds, i live just to the west of Philadelphia Pa happened around 6:45 eastern standerd time
Location
AddressClifton heights, PA
Latitude39° 56' 10.93'' N (39.94°)
Longitude 75° 18' 14.04'' W (-75.3°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:30 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:30 UT
Duration≈10s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth90°
First elevation-1°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorbright white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
Remarksbefore i saw the ball streak there was bright flashes similiar to lightning that lasted 5-10 seconds before the steak, then heard an explosion in the distance 2 mintutes after the ball streaked across the sky, similiar to a Class B mortar just 1 boom
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length10°
Remarksleft a smoke trail, lassted about 10 seconds then disapated
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-