Reports Report 5450du (Event 5450-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5450-2017
Observer
NameJohn T
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI don't know if this was a fireball, but it is certainly the brightest shooting star that I've ever seen. Other shooting stars I have witnessed in my life have gone across the horizon whereas this one shot straight down (90° perpendicular to the horizon). I was facing due north from Bethany / Woodbridge Connecticut when I saw this meteorite.
Location
AddressWoodbridge, CT
Latitude41° 23' 13.49'' N (41.39°)
Longitude 73° 2' 0.72'' W (-73.03°)
Elevation117.89m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-26 17:52 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-26 22:52 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth7.47°
First azimuth8.73°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth4.36°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-