Reports Report 5442ae (Event 5442-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5442-2021
Observer
NameDawn S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was driving home, stopped at a red light. I looked above the traffic light because a bright white light, in the distance, caught me eye. The bright light fell almost straight down. Fragments broke off, burnt off behind the light, and then it burnt out. And then my traffic light turned green.
Location
AddressDeptford, NJ
Latitude39° 50' 17.25'' N (39.84°)
Longitude 75° 5' 17.37'' W (-75.09°)
Elevation10.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-08 22:20 EDT
UT Date & Time2021-09-09 02:20 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle172°
Moving
Facing azimuth245.95°
First azimuth250.07°
First elevation64°
Last azimuth248.67°
Last elevation46°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksA few smaller pieces broke off behind it and burned out quickly before the bright light, itself, burnt out.