Reports Report 5814ew (Event 5814-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5814-2019
Observer
NameJimmy M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI wish I knew this site existed 5 years ago when I seen a fireball as big as a basketball hit some trees in Falmouth Mass.
Location
AddressWhitman, MA
Latitude42° 4' 14.66'' N (42.07°)
Longitude 70° 56' 44.89'' W (-70.95°)
Elevation30.53m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-11-22 17:50 EST
UT Date & Time2019-11-22 22:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle206°
Moving
Facing azimuth323.04°
First azimuth330.31°
First elevation
Last azimuth327.77°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorOrange, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball was about the size of a softball when I first witnessed it. After approximately 2 seconds it burned out and broke into a few 4-5 smaller pieces that still had an ember like glow.