Reports Report 1362he (Event 1362-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1362-2017
Observer
NameJane R
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was beautiful. I have seen plenty of shooting stars but never anything like this. We happened to be sitting out on our back terrace on a chilly spring evening with a fire and 4 adults. Everyone caught it at different times. I saw it the longest. About 4 sec. It had a tail of red, green and then white before dropping out of site. Most everyone else saw white. It reminded me of a comet though was what I would imagine a meteorite to be, definitely something passing into the atmosphere and then disintegrating and breaking before dropping out of site of the tree line. We live on hundreds of acres here, I have been admiring the night sky full of stars here for two decades. Like I say, this was like nothing I had ever seen in my 50-something years on earth, which is why I feel compelled to report it here on this site.
Location
AddressBlandford, MA
Latitude42° 11' 30.84'' N (42.19°)
Longitude 72° 58' 38.5'' W (-72.98°)
Elevation416.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-04-14 22:15 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-04-15 02:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle116°
Moving
Facing azimuth247.28°
First azimuth287.51°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth283.21°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorGreen, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-