Reports Report 5450ct (Event 5450-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5450-2017
Observer
NameDaniel G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksWe were driving at the time, and the meteor entered our view at the top edge of the windshield. So, we don't actually know when/where the meteor trail actually began. It left a brief glowing trail, and the meteor core continued moving a half second after the point where the glowing trail ended. It looked like a decaying part of a firework, leaving a cinder at the end. At the time I interpreted it as it having fragmented, but now I'm thinking it was just differing glowing trails and brightnesses.
Location
AddressWakefield, MA
Latitude42° 30' 21.96'' N (42.51°)
Longitude 71° 4' 42.71'' W (-71.08°)
Elevation26.21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-26 17:50 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-26 22:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle148°
Moving
Facing azimuth332.94°
First azimuth335.07°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth16.88°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-