Reports Report 6425fp (Event 6425-2020)

Name Colleen M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I had enough time to see it, think “that’s an odd plane moving very fast, wait is that a firework? Who would shoot a firework down? Is that a missile! Get scared put my hand to my heart and it disappeared. I concluded it must have been a meteor not a shooting star because it lasted so long. I was also driving on 95 north
Address Hightstown, NJ
Latitude 40° 12' 51.8'' N (40.214389°)
Longitude 74° 34' 8.55'' W (-74.569042°)
Elevation 35.27858m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-11-08 19:18 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-11-09 00:18 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 248°
Facing azimuth 35°
First azimuth 40°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 20°
Last elevation 32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Orange, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I thought it might have been a firework. It shredded below and was orange red in color and fell in an arc way but not far from the very bright light.