Reports Report 3837dn (Event 3837-2017)

Name Linda M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Without a doubt, what I witnessed today was something I have never seen or heard of before. It was so fast and beautiful, but fleeting
Address Lacey Township, NJ
Latitude 39° 54' 25.93'' N (39.907202°)
Longitude 74° 19' 41.76'' W (-74.328267°)
Elevation 33.02953m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 15:00 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 90°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 180°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Blue, Light Blue, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length -
Remarks Glowing but so fast and disappeared instantly
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I thought a satellite exploded. I couldn't explain what I saw. It was only after googling meteors in the daytime that I came across the term fireball
Observation Unknown
Remarks -