Reports Report 1664bp (Event 1664-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1664-2019
NameBeth K
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIf I can get a hold of the pictures and video I got I will send them to you!!!!! My husband is in charge of the camera. He dashed off to work early a.m. and is spending tonight getting his taxes done. When he returns, I will download everything and send them to you! Thank you for this wonderful website! Which meteor shower was this fireball from? The Lyrids? The Cygnids? Or, was it a Lone Wolf Fireball ???????????
AddressNewark, NJ
Latitude40° 42' 24.75'' N (40.71°)
Longitude 74° 10' 52.88'' W (-74.18°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-04-10 00:49 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-04-10 04:49 UT
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle253°
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth110°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksLooking west, i was walking on the esplanade on the nyc side of the hudson river in battery park city, along the river path at 12:49 am. I was directly across from the colgate clock. The fireball came into view near the top of the goldman sacks building (which is on the NJ bank of the river in Jersey City); The fireball was visible approx. over the south-going landing path that planes take coming into Newark Airport coming from the north. The fireball was traveling south and downward with a clear tail. Then, it broke up, and went dark over the spot where the planes turn right to land on the last landing strip at the airport (right @ or before the planes turn, As they are traveling south, they must turn right before they get to the old train station on the NJ side of the river so they can land at the most southerly east-west facing runway, i believe) That is where the meteor appeared to break up (fragmentation) and went dark. Obviously, the meteor was MUCH FARTHER AWAY FROM ME....than just over the Newark Airport runways!!! It was probably over Pennsylvania, or even much further west. Very exciting. Thank you for this nice website. Not sure I used the delimiters in your previous screens correctly so that's why I am explaining it better here. Sorry, so long-winded.