Reports Report 4925e (Event 4925-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4925-2017
Observer
Namemichael S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have seen five of these in my lifetime. I own an 8" Orion Dobsonian and a Meade 4.5 both are gathering dust. It seemed like a small yellow explosion-no noise (in my car)- it went west and a piece up and to the left (zig-zag). (much bigger than your average meteoroid.) Thank you....It's very exciting....
Location
AddressHolden, MA
Latitude42° 19' 57.6'' N (42.33°)
Longitude 71° 49' 41.61'' W (-71.83°)
Elevation229.35m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-08 00:42 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-08 05:42 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle354°
Moving
Facing azimuth320.96°
First azimuth333.64°
First elevation28°
Last azimuth314.13°
Last elevation39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like a cannonball explosion and went for another 2-3 seconds
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked like one piece went straight and another up and to the left a little