Reports Report 5450jt (Event 5450-2017)

Name Jenna K
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I viewed the fireball from my car, and I first saw it down the side street of the intersection. It seemed to be going up slightly at first, and then angled down and I lost sight of it when it fell behind the buildings.
Address Waltham, MA
Latitude 42° 22' 13.66'' N (42.37046°)
Longitude 71° 14' 13.2'' W (-71.237°)
Elevation 14.888m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-26 17:56 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-26 22:56 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 6.23°
First azimuth 285.63°
First elevation
Last azimuth 300.42°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 20°
Remarks The train looked gold and appeared to spark like a sparkler. It appeared to be an isosceles triangle with the point trailing behind the fireball, and the base angles being approximately 80 degrees.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -