Reports Report 3837ig (Event 3837-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3837-2017
Observer
NameRichard N
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI am sure the sphere hit the earth somewhere in the Atlantic ocean. I would say when I first observed it I was looking directly East then by the time I had the last observation it was traveling South South East. This was the most vivid meteor experience I have ever had.
Location
AddressRiverhead, NY
Latitude40° 57' 49.14'' N (40.96°)
Longitude 72° 42' 43.81'' W (-72.71°)
Elevation29.53m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-18 15:05 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-18 19:05 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth63.49°
First azimuth34.76°
First elevation57°
Last azimuth83.19°
Last elevation39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorLight Blue, Light Green, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt started as a bright white trail and then it changed to a yellow white & fragmented and the colors changed to an iridescent greenish blue, purple then it ended and I saw the object continue as a faint black sphere the size of a BB until it went out of sight.