Reports Report 27ax (Event 27-2021)

Name Nicole M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I seek out meteor showers and have seen a couple meteors that were truly spectacular- ones you remember for ever- this blew them out of the water. It was so unexpectedly large and bright that for a moment it frightened me just automatically. It was mind blowing.
Address Brimfield, MA
Latitude 42° 6' 34.44'' N (42.109566°)
Longitude 72° 12' 26.65'' W (-72.207402°)
Elevation 257.676605m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2021-01-04 18:15 EST
UT Date & Time 2021-01-04 23:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 233°
Facing azimuth 310°
First azimuth 330°
First elevation 70°
Last azimuth 300°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Purple, Blue, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks Glowing train, very brief
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks much smaller pinpoints of light flashing around the fireball