Reports Report 5755k (Event 5755-2018)

Name Andrew H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I literally caught this possible fireball at the tail end of it's appearance. I had just merged onto a highway from an entrance ramp in my car. So I was facing more or less north. I saw to my left a bright light streaking to the WNW about 35-40 degrees above the horizon and moving fast, and it seemed as if it were horizontal in flight. Within 1 second of my view time it shedded a piece and all of it faded from view.
Address , NY
Latitude 40° 48' 32.42'' N (40.809005°)
Longitude 73° 16' 58.93'' W (-73.283037°)
Elevation 46.368088m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-22 17:11 EST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-22 22:11 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 271°
Facing azimuth 330°
First azimuth 295°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 290°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks One bright flash near the end and its looked like a piece "broke away" before immediately fading away.
Observation Yes
Remarks Same as above.