Reports Report 3823j (Event 3823-2017)

Name Katrina W
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was traveling north bound on route 95 leaving Waltham; at some point while merging on the highway was when I saw the object. I have seen meteor showers before, but nothing this large in appearance, bright, or consistent (usually from my experience they are must shorter in duration, not as bright, and directly overhead). Additionally, it was fairly low on the horizon - since I was driving it was not out of the perspective of my vehicle windshield (a 2017 Nissan Rogue). If I use the windshield as a tool, it entered from the upper right hand corner and faded out about mid windshield (in length and height). Certainly looked like it was lower and eventually burned out. The experience was long enough that I was able to talk to my passenger about it (Wow! Look at that! I have never seen something like that before! That is so cool!). If traveling north bound, the object appeared from what would be north east in direction, heading toward the high way.
Address Waltham, MA
Latitude 42° 23' 34.75'' N (42.392987°)
Longitude 71° 15' 44.06'' W (-71.26224°)
Elevation 56.565m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-17 21:05 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 01:05 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 245°
Facing azimuth 32.83°
First azimuth 43.64°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 16.67°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -
Remarks glowing train, appeared like a streak
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -