Reports Report 3837fl (Event 3837-2017)

Name Patrick M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks How rare is it to see a meteor that close to the ground? It was no higher than 30-40ft above the highway.
Address Providence, RI
Latitude 41° 48' 2.12'' N (41.800589°)
Longitude 71° 24' 11.01'' W (-71.403059°)
Elevation 13.278m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-18 14:59 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-18 18:59 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 100°
Facing azimuth 163.03°
First azimuth 96.78°
First elevation -
Last azimuth 205.52°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 15°
Remarks Mix of smoke and glow trail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I watched it fly across 95 highway and disintegrate into nothing.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -