Reports Report 5450ct (Event 5450-2017)

Name Daniel G
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks We were driving at the time, and the meteor entered our view at the top edge of the windshield. So, we don't actually know when/where the meteor trail actually began. It left a brief glowing trail, and the meteor core continued moving a half second after the point where the glowing trail ended. It looked like a decaying part of a firework, leaving a cinder at the end. At the time I interpreted it as it having fragmented, but now I'm thinking it was just differing glowing trails and brightnesses.
Address Wakefield, MA
Latitude 42° 30' 21.96'' N (42.5061°)
Longitude 71° 4' 42.71'' W (-71.07853°)
Elevation 26.211m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:50 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 148°
Facing azimuth 332.94°
First azimuth 335.07°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 16.88°
Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -