Reports Report 6425pa (Event 6425-2020)

Name Karen T
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The location we spotted it was mile marker 67.9 on exit 24 of the Adirondack Northway. Being up on the overpass, with no traffic behind us, almost no cars on the highway below, and very dark, clear sky, we were able to come to a full stop to observe it clearly cross as we were looking south, preparing to turn onto the southbound ramp. Very low descent-angle across the sky.
Address Warrensburg, NY
Latitude 43° 36' 13.69'' N (43.603803°)
Longitude 73° 43' 50.43'' W (-73.730675°)
Elevation 224.826218m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-11-08 19:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-11-09 00:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 98°
Facing azimuth 157.62°
First azimuth 92.86°
First elevation 28°
Last azimuth 218.43°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Light Green main body and stream, and one large Orange piece sparked off the tail and burned out while the meteor continued to crossed our view.
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 Fireball body was a bright light green but a single large bright orange chunk came off the trail of the tail as it crossed over the highway (we stopped our truck on the overpass as soon as we spotted it! SO beautiful!