Reports Report 3837ge (Event 3837-2017)

Name John Y
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Dash cam video and the photo do not show the real extent of this. It was very noticeable to the naked eye.
Address Roxbury Township, NJ
Latitude 40° 52' 18.44'' N (40.87179°)
Longitude 74° 38' 42.4'' W (-74.64511°)
Elevation 223.046m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 15:01 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 19:01 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 109°
Facing azimuth 134.06°
First azimuth 109.22°
First elevation 28°
Last azimuth 113.11°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Dark Purple - I am partially color blind so it's hard for me to be certain. To me, it looks metallic.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks appeared as one bright white flash (which is what my dash cam picked up) - dash cam did not pick up trail but I saw it
Observation Yes
Remarks After first flash, saw two more flashes (see video)