Reports Report 85b (Event 85-2019)

Name Mary W
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was driving West at about 5:30 p.m. on 1/4/19 past the Turnpike Entrance in Gray, Maine. The fireball came from behind me and went directly over my car.
Address Gray, ME
Latitude 43° 52' 58.94'' N (43.883038°)
Longitude 70° 20' 14.92'' W (-70.337478°)
Elevation 74.814278m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-04 17:30 EST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-04 22:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth 264.63°
First azimuth 263.23°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 269.05°
Last elevation 32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw a ball and just before it went out of sight a flash sparked off of it.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -