Reports Report 1020c (Event 1020-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1020-2018
Observer
NameBarbie G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksFireball is the perfect description for these things. I feel honored to have seen one.
Location
AddressSpencer, MA
Latitude42° 14' 11.51'' N (42.24°)
Longitude 72° 0' 25.45'' W (-72.01°)
Elevation219.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-15 23:27 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-16 03:27 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle143°
Moving
Facing azimuth52.74°
First azimuth37.8°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth59.82°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length16°
RemarksIt looked solid like a laser but tapered very quickly to a point.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA giant orange ball exploded into view and fell from the sky at about 65 degrees above the horizon when I first saw it. I call it a flash because it did seem to decrease in brightness quickly as it decended. I have never seen one of these before so it's hard to compare it to an average one. I'm familiar with satellites and iridum flares but this was not orbiting the earth.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-