Reports Report 4235gb (Event 4235-2017)

Name Tim S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was a beautiful meteor - we were stopped at a red light and it looked like it fell from the sky in the 11 oclock position. My buddy and I both exclaimed "Look!!" because it was so bright and it was blueish in color. I have seen meteors before and watch the Perseids and other showers so I know what to look for. This was the biggest and brightest I have seen. I live in a well lit suburban neighborhood where we dont usually see the small ones or most of the calendar showers - this one was huge and was no joke. I see others have logged this sighting and that makes me feel great because I cant believe anyone outside could have missed this. This was once in a lifetime sighting. Thank you for this site.
Address Metuchen, NJ
Latitude 40° 32' 59.52'' N (40.549868°)
Longitude 74° 22' 15.38'' W (-74.370939°)
Elevation 26.76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-10 21:21 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-11 02:21 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 203°
Facing azimuth 320°
First azimuth 20°
First elevation 87°
Last azimuth 340°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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