Reports Report 5450ge (Event 5450-2017)

Name Laura C
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I observed this fireball right before 6pm as I was driving north on Route 125/Gonic Road in Rochester, NH. I first saw it out of my driver-side window and it quickly crossed Route 125 in between my car and the car in front of me (approximately 100 feet between our cars). The location was just past the Rochester Country Club. It appeared the "fire" just went out while still in the air right before the right-leaning curve on Route 125 between the Country Club and Oak St/125 intersection.
Address Rochester, NH
Latitude 43° 16' 2.71'' N (43.267419°)
Longitude 70° 58' 45.65'' W (-70.979348°)
Elevation 55.618m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:55 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:55 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 103°
Facing azimuth 352.65°
First azimuth 297.9°
First elevation 12°
Last azimuth 343.35°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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