Reports Report 3837ao (Event 3837-2017)

Name Annie S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was the most remarkable and extraordinary sight I have ever witnessed in the sky. When I saw it happening I scream “did you see that shooting star.” Then I realized it was the middle of the afternoon. I thought then maybe it was an explosion, but it was not a plane or an animal. It definitely was fireball looking. Wow!!!
Address Harvard, MA
Latitude 42° 29' 54.55'' N (42.498485°)
Longitude 71° 34' 58.05'' W (-71.582793°)
Elevation 123.612m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 14:48 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 18:48 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 91°
Facing azimuth 174.36°
First azimuth 177.79°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 230.17°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Light Green, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It looked like a huge shooting star. A white tail following a white, green and orange ball looking like an explosion.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -