Reports Report 5450cv (Event 5450-2017)

Name Beverly H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks When I first saw it, I thought it was a low-flying plane, or even a drone because of the green color. But it was moving much too fast for a drone and it started to break up within a second or so into red and orange fragments.
Address Boston, MA
Latitude 42° 24' 46.04'' N (42.412788°)
Longitude 71° 6' 12.67'' W (-71.10352°)
Elevation 1.971m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:52 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:52 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 188.13°
First elevation 25°
Last azimuth 7.49°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Green, then red and orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It was a bright glowing ball with a greenish tinge when it passed over my car coming from behind. It was moving fast to the north, and after maybe a second, it started to break up into red and yellow/orange fragments. It disappeared behind a building, so I didn't see where it went or what happened.