Reports Report 3490ax (Event 3490-2017)

Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I don't know if this was a meteor. It was moving much faster than the typical aircraft. I saw no aircraft parts i.e. wings, but with the light getting low and the green blue light from the "fireball" being pretty bright, I don't know that I would have. I saw no tail so to speak and heard no booms. I was looking at its back end. I was driving and the radio was on but not loud. My timing is an estimate as is the direction in which I was looking. I suspect the time was between 6:40 and 6:50. I was heading west on 290 before crossing over Lake Quinsigamond. That part of the highway would have my car pointed in a west, southwest direction that would have changed it's angle a bit as I approached the lake. It was long gone before I got to the bridge over the lake. It came into view from behind, at the top of the windshield and reached the horizon just to the left of where I first saw it.
Address Needham, MA
Latitude 42° 18' 12.71'' N (42.30353°)
Longitude 71° 44' 12.59'' W (-71.73683°)
Elevation 139.952m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-29 18:45 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-29 22:45 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 200°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 216.65°
First elevation 61°
Last azimuth 198.33°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Blue, Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks I was in the car with the news on the radio. I heard nothing beyond the usual road noise and radio.
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks It was moving away from me, so I was looking at its backside.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks Again, it was moving away from me as I drove down the highway. I saw no fragments, but I didn't have a side view.