Reports Report 8308a (Event 8308-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8308-2020
NamePaul G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAs I sid, I am 53 and I have never seen anything like this. It reminded me of that Russian incident. Very similar to that with explosions and puffs of smoke. Unfortunately my date of observance is approximate. Also many other people had to have seen it. I was in my car heading due north.
AddressCumberland, RI
Latitude41° 56' 50.03'' N (41.95°)
Longitude 71° 26' 21.27'' W (-71.44°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-12-16 03:00 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-12-16 07:00 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle93°
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth294.16°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth53.41°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorWhite, and it kind of exploded and left rings of smoke a few times before it left my view
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
RemarksI wish I knew to report this at the time. I was too amazed to turn on my camera and was afraid I would miss it. It left a train of smoke horizontally across the sky as it was traveling horizontal to the Earths ground heading slightly closer to the ground as it left my field of view. It looked like it exploded a couple times as it was traveling. By my guess it looked like it would be going over Worcestor Mass. Of course it could have been much further away. My date i provided is approximate to some other pictures i took at the time. It kind of reminded me of that meteor that went over Russia several years ago. I heard no sound. Other people must have seen this, I can't be the only one.
Terminal flash
RemarksThere were several puffs of smoke as it went from west to east parallel to the earths surface, then seemed to disappear as bit either ended or went so far east that i could no longer see it.
RemarksI saw two or three explosions as it flew west to east in the northern sky. Again similar to that Russian incident. I really wish i knew to report this. It was day time and I am 53 years old and i have never seen anything like it.