Reports Report 3837fl (Event 3837-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3837-2017
Observer
NamePatrick M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksHow rare is it to see a meteor that close to the ground? It was no higher than 30-40ft above the highway.
Location
AddressProvidence, RI
Latitude41° 48' 2.12'' N (41.8°)
Longitude 71° 24' 11.01'' W (-71.4°)
Elevation13.28m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-18 14:59 EDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-18 18:59 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth163.03°
First azimuth96.78°
First elevation-
Last azimuth205.52°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length15°
RemarksMix of smoke and glow trail
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI watched it fly across 95 highway and disintegrate into nothing.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-