Reports Report 5450dx (Event 5450-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5450-2017
Observer
NamePaul A
Experience Level2/5
RemarksCould have been easily mistaken for fireworks from my vantage point.
Location
AddressSanford, ME
Latitude43° 26' 38.88'' N (43.44°)
Longitude 70° 46' 59.5'' W (-70.78°)
Elevation95.36m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-26 17:52 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-26 22:52 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth302.1°
First azimuth258.4°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth289.24°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI could be easily mistaken for a firework. The main source got brighter as it descended then seemed to moderately flash and break into smaller pieces.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was not a "blinding" flash as I have seen before. More like poor fireworks. The flash peaked in an orange hue, then broke apart into several smaller pieces.