Reports Report 3384by (Event 3384-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3384-2014
Observer
NameAndrew C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt's possible I mistook a firework for a fireball, but it seemed more like a fireball that I have seen on videos taken by other people. Unfortunately I do not have a dashcam, and it was over too soon for me to snap a picture while I was driving.
Location
AddressBoxborough, MA
Latitude42° 29' 9.23'' N (42.49°)
Longitude 71° 32' 21.48'' W (-71.54°)
Elevation87.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-03 20:28 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-04 01:28 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth278.54°
First azimuth278.19°
First elevation18°
Last azimuth278.83°
Last elevation38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorGreen, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksStarted out yellow and became a green bright flash
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksYes thought I saw little yellow sparks that dimmed afterwards. It did somewhat resemble a firework, but it seemed like an odd day for that to happen