Reports Report 2715ay (Event 2715-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2715-2022
Observer
NameBrian S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was in a plane, approximately at -78.03 N, 42.62 W, 37,838 ft altitude, heading 86 deg (East) at 524 mph. (as recorded by my handheld GPS, which I take with me when I fly.). My GPS time was approx 2224,(local time was approx 2324 - EDT - as we had about 1/2 hr flight time left before landing at ALB.). Ground location was approximately over Silver Springs NY. I was seated at the window on the north side of the plane well ahead of the wing, with the cabin lights off looking at the city lights below, Buffalo NY was down to the left behind the plane and Rochester NY was down and a bit to the right. I noticed a very bright white/green fireball to the north which started a bit higher in elevation than my position and appeared to end somewhat below my elevation but still above the general horizon. It was moving in a northward direction as i could see the reflection of the meteor fireball on the water of Lake Ontario and the reflection was moving away (north, across the lake) from my position..The geometry of the fireball sighting would indicate it was physically over (perhaps Peterborough?) Ontario at the time. Duration of the fireball was about 5 seconds.
Location
AddressSilver Springs, NY
Latitude42° 39' 37.96'' N (42.66°)
Longitude 78° 5' 8.58'' W (-78.09°)
Elevation431.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-05-08 22:25 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-05-09 02:25 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle197°
Moving
Facing azimuth360°
First azimuth360°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth360°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorGreen, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-