Reports Report 5450js (Event 5450-2017)

Name Maria H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I've never seen a meteor last so long in my life. Incredible colors and very large!
Address Buxton, ME
Latitude 43° 38' 14.06'' N (43.637238°)
Longitude 70° 34' 2.94'' W (-70.567482°)
Elevation 71.95m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:52 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:52 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 103°
Facing azimuth 308.83°
First azimuth 307.54°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 316.27°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Began as a bright white streak, bright white explosion, then continued as a bright red ball surrounded by blue before dying out.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -
Remarks Smokey, pale trail that disappeared quickly
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Explosion was bright white, followed by a bright red ball surrounded by blue.
Observation Yes
Remarks Three small fiery red fragments came off after the explosion. All three "fell" from the bottom of the swiftly traveling red ball.