Reports Report 3466b (Event 3466-2018)

Name Joe S
Experience Level 5/5
Remarks I think I got the altitude/azimuth pretty well as I was out to observe comet 21P in Auriga, and at the time, I was looking at Auriga with unaided eyes. The fireball passed over the pentagonal stick figure. As far as brightness goes, note that my sky was generally hazy and there were thin clouds towards Auriga.
Address Moorestown, NJ
Latitude 39° 59' 5.04'' N (39.984734°)
Longitude 74° 55' 29.97'' W (-74.924991°)
Elevation 16.691m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-09-05 00:57 EDT
UT Date & Time 2018-09-05 04:57 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 73°
Facing azimuth 50°
First azimuth 40°
First elevation 12°
Last azimuth 70°
Last elevation 18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -4
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It started like a mag +2 satellite then continued to increase to mag 0, then swelled to Venus-like for the last couple of degrees
Observation No
Remarks -