Reports Report 340hj (Event 340-2016)

Name John P
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Directly behind bright bluish white "head" was a long yellow "tail" followed by a straight smoke trail. I'm not sure of the altitude but it appeared lower than where commercial airlines would normally fly.
Address Cape May, NJ
Latitude 38° 59' 58.29'' N (38.999524°)
Longitude 74° 55' 16.9'' W (-74.921361°)
Elevation 5.429m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-01-30 18:17 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-01-30 23:17 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 249.91°
First azimuth 317.45°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 260.58°
Last elevation 26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration -
Length -
Remarks There was a bright yellow "tail" following the fireball. Could see the smoke trail until the fireball disappeared. Because it was evening, the sky was dark.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -