Reports Report 9421bi (Event 9421-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 9421-2021
Observer
NameJohn B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksUnable to detect any noise because I was driving west in a vehicle. The meteor came in fast and low, otherwise I would not have seen it.
Location
AddressFreehold, NJ
Latitude40° 13' 6.82'' N (40.22°)
Longitude 74° 20' 18.56'' W (-74.34°)
Elevation54.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-12-23 07:14 EST
UT Date & Time2021-12-23 12:14 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle251°
Moving
Facing azimuth230.65°
First azimuth214.61°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth185.08°
Last elevation16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBright white and yellow with red tinge as it broke up
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length20°
RemarksGlowing trail quickly dissipated and was undetectable after 2 seconds.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksObserved the meteor flash brightly just before it disintegrated.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksObserved the meteor break up into 4 or 5 pieces, that trailed behind just before it disintegrated in a flash