Reports Report 8052cs (Event 8052-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8052-2021
Observer
NameKaren T
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt was an incredibly clear night, with great visibility and many stars. There were no clouds in the field of view and the moon was behind us. We were driving westbound on I-90 and in an area of the turnpike with a wide skyline view. The streak of the fireball easily stood out in the night sky and lasted about 2.5 to 3 seconds.
Location
AddressCharlton, MA
Latitude42° 10' 34.57'' N (42.18°)
Longitude 71° 54' 48.88'' W (-71.91°)
Elevation225.61m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-11-23 20:05 EST
UT Date & Time2021-11-24 01:05 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle171°
Moving
Facing azimuth252.89°
First azimuth244.49°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth268.2°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksJust before it disappeared, it went from a solid streak of light to having a few fragments sparking off and outwards from its nose, with fragments looking as you would see from a firework or sparkler. Then it was completely gone.