Reports Report 3151adw (Event 3151-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3151-2019
Observer
NameEric P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe size and amount of detail me and two other people were able to see was striking and the size of the trail was approximately 3/4” between two fingers of an outstretched hand. It was so close feeling it was very similar to seeing fireworks overhead.
Location
AddressFire Island, NY
Latitude40° 40' 0.26'' N (40.67°)
Longitude 73° 3' 25.75'' W (-73.06°)
Elevation-1.4m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-07-24 23:05 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-07-25 03:05 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle264°
Moving
Facing azimuth70°
First azimuth90°
First elevation67°
Last azimuth30°
Last elevation57°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorGreen, light green, red, purple
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length37°
RemarksThe train started as an uneven wide glowing bright green trail which then became more uneven leaving a wider lump towards the middle of the train which included a swirl of green, red and purple. Then a slight smoke trail remained for possibly .5 seconds.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA green and purple flash which lit up everything around us in those colors and the fireball started as a massive green teardrop with a brighter center teardrop.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks It quickly started to break apart and we very clearly saw 4-5 much smaller pieces come off and burn rapidly due to being so close to it overhead.