Reports Report 3823f (Event 3823-2017)

Name Frank G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Driving home from work later than normal. Just coming through a clearing where there are buildings on either side. I was at approximately Summer St (aka Rt 126) and when I went to note the time / date location after I realized what I saw I looked down and there is mile marker 9 on Rt. 126 (aka Summer St). All seen in less than a tenth of a mile driving at around 35-40mph and around 5 or 6 seconds of visibility. It's final flash was brighter than a street lamp enough to light up the tops of trees as it went out of view and I approached the intersection.
Address Holliston, MA
Latitude 42° 10' 49.62'' N (42.18045°)
Longitude 71° 26' 39.82'' W (-71.444394°)
Elevation 73.118m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-17 21:05 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 01:05 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 257°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 357.72°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 323.78°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Blue, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Got brighter right as it went out of my field of view
Observation No
Remarks -