Reports Report 2249k (Event 2249-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2249-2012
Observer
NameDeanna D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksHuge very very bright VERY big perfectly round white ball first noticed then 5 seconds later followed by a thick steady trail that eventually faded but didn't fragment. Never have I seen anything like this. Enjoy checking out space station, planets via the naked eye. Never have I seen anything like this. Please let me know if you have additional info. I feel so privileged and honored to see it--whatever it was!
Location
AddressNewton, MA
Latitude42° 19' 9.61'' N (42.32°)
Longitude 71° 10' 18.23'' W (-71.17°)
Elevation51.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-19 19:38 EST
UT Date & Time2012-12-20 00:38 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth347.12°
First azimuth347.71°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth347.62°
Last elevation-1°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length90°
Remarksit was a thick really bright big trail glowing white. it faded the way fireworks fade. it was crazy! very thick very bright very long
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-