Reports Report 1603j (Event 1603-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1603-2012
Observer
NameJason M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was pretty intense! I\'ve seen shooting stars travel across the sky from horizon to horizon, but never anything like this early in the evening, or from this Latitude, and especially not during a non-meteor shower event. Usually I will travel to New Hampshire to get away from city lights during \"typical\" meteor showers.
Location
AddressWilmington, MA
Latitude42° 33' 53.18'' N (42.56°)
Longitude 71° 11' 55.87'' W (-71.2°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-10-23 19:32 EDT
UT Date & Time2012-10-23 23:32 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth321.08°
First azimuth255.23°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth61.32°
Last elevation80°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorYellow, orange, white, bl
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1.5s
Length15°
Remarksthe train changed to a deeper orange color as it cooled. Parts of it had gaps and other parts burned longer than others. As it reached the end of my view, I was still able to see it slow (from my point of view, like a car driving away from me at a long distance) and I could still see a reddish/orange dot.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksOther than the train debris coming from the tail end, I did not see anything that I would call \"fragmentation\"
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-