Reports Report 6425kw (Event 6425-2020)

Name Jansen M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks My son and I were driving in the car at the time and we both were exclaiming about how big, bright, and amazing it was to see this. Partly because of the angle and how long it lasted, we both at first thought it was some sort of aircraft flying nearly parallel to us and the river just to our south. The brilliance and burning fragmentation made it unmistakable as a meteor though, unless by chance there were a large piece of space debris burning up on reentry in this area.
Address Shelburne Falls, MA
Latitude 42° 37' 25.94'' N (42.623873°)
Longitude 72° 47' 0.9'' W (-72.783582°)
Elevation 154.768234m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-11-08 19:23 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-11-09 00:23 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 103°
Facing azimuth 252.86°
First azimuth 224.16°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 247.27°
Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -9
Color Light Blue, Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks In the first second or so, it was bright redish-orange in color and I saw a bright yellow fragment break off. In the last second or so, my son and I both saw it turn turquoise in color and another bright bluish fragment broke off right before it disappeared.