Reports Report 5458d (Event 5458-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5458-2017
Observer
NameKathleen H
Experience Level3/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressHaverhill, MA
Latitude42° 48' 44.91'' N (42.81°)
Longitude 71° 1' 33.25'' W (-71.03°)
Elevation34.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-26 06:00 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-26 11:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle108°
Moving
Facing azimuth286.17°
First azimuth267.88°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth308.77°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorWhite silver and gold
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt zoomed into view, had a fire tail but not a long one, then as I watched it seemed to explode with fire shrapnel showering down and then the sky was dark.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above. Large meteor with bright but fairly short tail, suddenly exploded and glittering shrapnel dropping down. I do not believe anything reached the ground.