Reports Report 1411a (Event 1411-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1411-2020
Observer
NameFilip L
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis is only the second time I have ever seen an actual meteorite falling, not counting “shooting stars”. I had just stepped off the walkway in front of my house into the driveway when I saw the light above out of the corner of my eye. At first, I thought it was a drone, but then I realized that it was moving too fast and the whole object was glowing. It looked like a very bright star, but it wasn’t as bright as the moon. There were some stars visible in the sky, and this was definitely brighter than Venus on a clear night. It started out glowing light blue as it passed through a layer of thin clouds, perhaps some light green, before a small portion of it lit up red and orange briefly and then it disappeared. No flash, no boom, no trail left behind. It lasted at LEAST 2 seconds, maybe 3 seconds. All I can say, is that it fell in the direction of Fairfield Airport, perhaps heading in the direction of Clinton. I think if one drew a line from my driveway towards Clinton, the trajectory would take it between Towaco and Pine Brook. It would be amazing if something came out of my observation!
Location
AddressWest Caldwell, NJ
Latitude40° 51' 38.05'' N (40.86°)
Longitude 74° 16' 45.44'' W (-74.28°)
Elevation67.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-03-23 22:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-03-24 02:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle
Moving
Facing azimuth36.87°
First azimuth313.42°
First elevation75°
Last azimuth313.51°
Last elevation32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorLight Blue, Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-