Reports Report 6425qg (Event 6425-2020)

Name anna s
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It was stunningly beautiful! This is the third huge meteorological event I have seen unexpectedly. It never gets old.
Address York, ME
Latitude 43° 9' 26.64'' N (43.1574°)
Longitude 70° 39' 15.47'' W (-70.654296°)
Elevation 12.742375m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2020-11-08 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time 2020-11-08 23:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 108°
Facing azimuth 231.78°
First azimuth 236.44°
First elevation 46°
Last azimuth 260.27°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 99.99°
Remarks I was driving North on route 1 in York Maine just about to take the exit on 95 south. At first I thought it was a bomb, since it started high to mid horizon and shooting downward about 45 degrees until falling sharply with little white flares trailing behind and possibly ahead of itself? It appeared to take up half the sky and lasted long enough for me to think to myself, “is this still happening?” The train was so long and the fireball itself lasted so long- then it looked like it landed in the forest or highway! I had half a mind to park and look for an asteroid.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Near the very beginning the train “sparked” throughout its trajectory and then as it cascaded at about a 45 degree angle, started to appear brighter then fragment and spark even more before appearing to fall onto the forest and highway nearby.