Reports Report 4082a (Event 4082-2017)

Name Arthur S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It was much larger, slightly slower, and with a shorter tail than most meteorites I have seen and heading almost straight downward towards the horizon from my perspective. I couldn't hear if it made a sound because I was riding a motorcycle on the highway when I saw it.
Address Taunton, MA
Latitude 41° 57' 37.13'' N (41.960314°)
Longitude 71° 5' 34.2'' W (-71.092834°)
Elevation 21.568m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-31 03:04 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-31 07:04 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 184°
Facing azimuth 94.33°
First azimuth 72.52°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 70.3°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length -
Remarks The train sparkled green for about half a second or so. It was very short in comparison to meteorites I have seen, but this was a much larger object.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks There was some green fragmentation sparkles towards the end of what I could see of it, but it continued on below the horizon and out of sight.