Reports Report 5418c (Event 5418-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5418-2022
Observer
NameRick M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy daughter and I were taking a walk by the ocean when we saw the fireball. It was very bright. It was white and green. It appeared east of us directly over the ocean. There was a flash at the horizon line several seconds after the fireball had disappeared. We waited for a potential sonic boom but did not hear one. It was pretty amazing!
Location
AddressWildwood, NJ
Latitude38° 58' 1.77'' N (38.97°)
Longitude 74° 50' 9.02'' W (-74.84°)
Elevation1.76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-08-22 22:01 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-08-23 02:01 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth111.2°
First azimuth133.15°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth89.78°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorGreen, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSeveral seconds after seeing the fireball, we saw a faint but noticeable flash along the horizon line. We were looking out toward the ocean so there was nothing to impede our view.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-