Reports Report 5450dx (Event 5450-2017)

Name Paul A
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Could have been easily mistaken for fireworks from my vantage point.
Address Sanford, ME
Latitude 43° 26' 38.88'' N (43.444132°)
Longitude 70° 46' 59.5'' W (-70.783195°)
Elevation 95.357m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:52 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:52 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 170°
Facing azimuth 302.1°
First azimuth 258.4°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 289.24°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I could be easily mistaken for a firework. The main source got brighter as it descended then seemed to moderately flash and break into smaller pieces.
Observation Yes
Remarks It was not a "blinding" flash as I have seen before. More like poor fireworks. The flash peaked in an orange hue, then broke apart into several smaller pieces.