Reports Report 2849a (Event 2849-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2849-2018
Observer
NameDiane S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWhatever I saw, it was magnificent.
Location
AddressBoston, MA
Latitude42° 17' 1.32'' N (42.28°)
Longitude 71° 8' 17.9'' W (-71.14°)
Elevation30m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-08-05 00:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2018-08-05 04:40 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle329°
Moving
Facing azimuth169.24°
First azimuth162.82°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth158.99°
Last elevation70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorIt looked like a small explosion of reddish-orange at the core and streaks of yellow emanating outward.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration30s
Length-
RemarksGlowing train of reddish orange and red. I never saw the "shooting star" part, just the trail. I've never seen anything like this. Asked a scientist online. He said it was most likely the glowing train of a fireball.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object looked red, then seemed to burst. As it fell, I could see more orange, with yellow streaks.