Reports Report 5508i (Event 5508-2017)

Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was driving on the highway when I saw this. It was a clear, dark night, and the car in front of me saw it as well and slammed on his/her breaks. It seemed to be moving downward at a left angle until it disappeared behind trees which obstructed my line of vision, but it was absolutely moving from a higher to very low altitude, very quickly. When I first saw it it seemed pretty low, though it happened so fast (and I was driving 55 mph on highway) that I really didn't have much to compare it to. It was an INCREDIBLE sight. I've seen shooting stars many times, and it was nothing like that. This was very close, very large, and a distinct glowing green color. I immediately had to research when I got home, and found your website! I hope any other passing cars are doing the same as me!
Address Norwood, MA
Latitude 42° 10' 50.88'' N (42.180801°)
Longitude 71° 9' 42.35'' W (-71.161764°)
Elevation 19.023m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-28 22:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-29 03:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 240°
Facing azimuth 31.92°
First azimuth 42.1°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 285.11°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Light Green
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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