Reports Report 4572ak (Event 4572-2017)

Name Miranda U
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks From my vantage point, the fire ball seemed to be as big as a full moon. I was a wake, in bed, trying to get back to sleep, when suddenly the room was filled with a blue light and then the fire ball appeared in the window. The illuminated room had the brightness of a flash of lightning, except the light grew with intensity, then faded. I sat up in bed to watch the fire ball disappear on the horizon line, East, into or beyond the Atlantic Ocean, (I live 1/2 mile from the Atlantic on the east coast, in Massachusetts, USA) towards Great Britain, I surmised. I waited to hear a boom or to see an explosion; there was just silence. It was a magical, fleeting, unexpected experience - a gift on Thanksgiving.
Address Rockport, MA
Latitude 42° 40' 49.44'' N (42.6804°)
Longitude 70° 37' 54.11'' W (-70.631696°)
Elevation 26.335m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-23 02:01 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-23 07:01 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 219°
Facing azimuth 99.51°
First azimuth 105.35°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 127.84°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -17
Color light yellow and light blueish
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -