Reports Report 1362f (Event 1362-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1362-2017
Observer
NameKeith R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI wasn't staring intently at the sky when I saw this, I was walking by my front door, glanced outside and this green fireball appeared miraculously where I was looking. I've seen countless meteors as I seemingly always got an eye on the sky and I'm glad I took a quick peek, it was truly one of the highlights of my life. I've seen two that were brighter over the years but not green like this. It was stunning
Location
AddressWakefield, MA
Latitude42° 28' 41.02'' N (42.48°)
Longitude 71° 3' 30.28'' W (-71.06°)
Elevation30.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-04-14 22:26 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-04-15 02:26 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth273.34°
First azimuth249.51°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth288.14°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length11°
RemarksIt looked like a laser at a Pink Floyd show, that was my thought at the time. In reality it wasn't perfectly linear and was somewhat fiery, broke into a couple pieces at the end. It was very exciting
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAdmittedly I'm slightly near sighted but not by much. With my vision I saw the main body break into 2 distinct pieces that flashed an almost emerald green for 1 second.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-