Reports Report 5162g (Event 5162-2016)

Name Michelle Q
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I had been looking west admiring the moon in the dark sky at 6:42 AM when the fireball appeared briefly traveling from northwest to southeast.
Address Smithtown, NY
Latitude 40° 50' 49.78'' N (40.84716°)
Longitude 73° 15' 13.25'' W (-73.253681°)
Elevation 23.552m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-14 06:42 EST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-14 11:42 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 255°
Facing azimuth 250.06°
First azimuth 256.87°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 222.82°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Blue, Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It suddenly appeared as a burst of glowing green and blue colors as it broke apart.
Observation Yes
Remarks It broke into about 3 pieces before burning out and disappearing.