Reports Report 3151aaj (Event 3151-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3151-2019
Observer
NameBrian S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI spoke with a police officer about 1 hour after the incident. He stated a civilian called in a gunshot around the time I saw the fireball. The police departments official conclusion was that it must have been fireworks, however it's possible it was the fireball. Also the time I gave was an approximation. I did not record the time as it happened.
Location
AddressWayne, NJ
Latitude40° 57' 38.42'' N (40.96°)
Longitude 74° 14' 32.46'' W (-74.24°)
Elevation107.36m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-07-24 23:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-07-25 03:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle268°
Moving
Facing azimuth98.78°
First azimuth107.11°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth81.86°
Last elevation41°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length40°
RemarksA streak of light across the sky
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksTowards the end of the arc it looked like the object broke up and fractured in a small explosion that sent pieces in multiple directions
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee answer above.