Reports Report 1603f (Event 1603-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1603-2012
Observer
NameSean C
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was so random and awesome and perhaps the longest-lived fireball i\'ve ever seen. I had given myself vantage to see the ISS which was to pass from NW to N over the course of 2 minutes. There was considerably high thin cloudiness. About overhead something bright caught my eye, and as i looked up (almost overhead) i saw the fireball streaking, slowly, NEward, bright, seemingly SO low, much lower than the cloudiness certainly, and it took probably close to 10 seconds b4 it seemed to be extinguished a distance above Cappella. Seriously seemed SO slow, so bright, constantly shedding material of a similar whitish-yellowish color. What are the chances. I immediately checked my phone - 7:30 on the nose. I bet other people saw this, given the time and its proximity to Boston.
Location
AddressLexington, MA
Latitude42° 26' 45.04'' N (42.45°)
Longitude 71° 15' 56.6'' W (-71.27°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-10-23 19:30 EDT
UT Date & Time2012-10-23 23:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth3.81°
First azimuth262.2°
First elevation79°
Last azimuth40.51°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite mostly, some yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThe fireball was moving relatively slowly and appeared to be constantly shedding material directly behind its head.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-