Reports Report 5450ky (Event 5450-2017)

Observer
Name DENISE G
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks This fireball was so bright, I was driving due East, but it caught my side vision and I had to turn and look north and saw one of the brightest fireballs I've ever seen. Almost drove off the road!!
Location
Address Topsfield, MA
Latitude 42° 39' 36.37'' N (42.660102°)
Longitude 70° 54' 14.89'' W (-70.904135°)
Elevation 11.733m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:51 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:51 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 124°
Moving
Facing azimuth 328.61°
First azimuth 312.62°
First elevation 37°
Last azimuth 350.16°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length -
Remarks a long glowing white tail with sparks coming off of it.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Unknown
Remarks -