Reports Report 3588a (Event 3588-2017)

Name Dan W
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was looking down at my phone and glanced up when I caught a streak of light off to my right (south) and saw what I believe was a meteor for just a second before losing sight of it behind the ridge of my house's roof. It was coming down at a steep angle, I listened for an impact noise but didn't hear one. First thought was fireworks, but again no noise and to be so bright, fireworks would have had to be very close. The tail of this object looked to be disintegrating. The "Head" was a brilliant white, the tail appeared to be twinkling, less bright white. Some orange and yellow visible at the edges of the tail. I would love to know if what I saw was really a meteor! Can't imagine what else it could be with how bright it was. Thanks for having this site.
Address Hinsdale, MA
Latitude 42° 26' 50.66'' N (42.447405°)
Longitude 73° 7' 52.11'' W (-73.131143°)
Elevation 411.462m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-06 19:43 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-06 23:43 UT
Duration <1s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 146°
Facing azimuth 75.74°
First azimuth 340.01°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 343.11°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Orange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
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Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
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Terminal flash
Observation No
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Observation No
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