Reports Report 5508o (Event 5508-2017)

Name Leslie S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks We were driving North on I-95 from Dedham, and were probably around Needham or so. My husband and I both saw it to our right, descending. It was extremely striking and very bright; neither of us had ever seen anything like it. We think we might have seen smoke ahead at the point where it seemed to have descended, but we're not sure about the smoke
Address Needham, MA
Latitude 42° 17' 24.6'' N (42.290166°)
Longitude 71° 12' 47.37'' W (-71.213159°)
Elevation 40.542m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-28 22:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-29 03:45 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 106°
Facing azimuth 325.84°
First azimuth 32.04°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 340.79°
Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -