Reports Report 3313dc (Event 3313-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3313-2018
Observer
NameDarlene G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIn over 50 years, I only say 1 other shooting star. My first though was this may have been an exploding aircraft until I researched recent meteors & descriptions on the internet.
Location
AddressBellingham, MA
Latitude42° 6' 9.15'' N (42.1°)
Longitude 71° 26' 44.69'' W (-71.45°)
Elevation59.19m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-30 00:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-30 04:45 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth133.41°
First azimuth242.12°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth252.63°
Last elevation65°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksThe Bolide was a quick, sausage shaped very bright white flash followed by a meteor shaped image of red smoke. I was driving on I-495 southbound and couldn't tell how long the red part lasted due to trees. Maybe a few seconds or more.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBright white sausage shaped in my upper right periferal vision
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-