Reports Report 3956ae (Event 3956-2017)

Name Barbara S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks it took me by surprise as I was driving home from work I just could not believe what I was seeing. . At first I said oh shooting star then it exploded it was amazing. Because the bright white streak was wider and brighter then a shooting star and after it exploded I realized what I just witnessed . I'm sure there were other people who witnessed this amazing site, I'll never forget this day.
Address Linden, NJ
Latitude 40° 37' 35.69'' N (40.62658°)
Longitude 74° 14' 36.28'' W (-74.24341°)
Elevation 3.992m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-24 22:27 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-25 02:27 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 45.42°
First azimuth 46.45°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 345.66°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks after large white strike a large white ball
Observation Yes
Remarks small white balls