Reports Report 3837aw (Event 3837-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3837-2017
Observer
NameJames H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving eastbound on I-276, just past the King Of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania, Wednesday, October 18, 15:00 local time, when I saw the fireball suddenly streak into view, right before my eyes; it looked exactly like a shooting star but in full daylight; there were no clouds in the sky at all. It grew in intensity from a thin streak to quite a long, very very bright white streak. It modulated to a pale green and then back to very bright white and then disappeared. the entire event lasted no longer than 2 - 3 seconds at most. There was a good deal of traffic on the road at the time (rush hour was just beginning at 15:00 local time) so hopefully others saw it and will file reports. Probably fell into the Atlantic Ocean off the Jersey or Maryland shore. Excellent sighting!
Location
AddressKing of Prussia, PA
Latitude40° 5' 20.96'' N (40.09°)
Longitude 75° 22' 18.89'' W (-75.37°)
Elevation49.27m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-18 15:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-18 19:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth105.12°
First azimuth101.98°
First elevation22°
Last azimuth108.56°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksThis fireball suddenly streaked into view through my car windshield, very bright white at first, swiftly changing to a pale green; it pulsed even brighter and then disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksRight after the color modulated to a pale green, the brightness intensified to extremely bright white and then disappeared; there was no visible fragmentation, although it appeared to "sparkle" the entire time.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-