Reports Report 3632g (Event 3632-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3632-2014
Observer
NameMike K
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI've seen several meteor showers, and went out to see Hale Bopp, but this was a spectacular experience, I have never seen a meteor / fireball before.
Location
AddressPoolesville, MD
Latitude39° 5' 8.36'' N (39.09°)
Longitude 77° 24' 29.34'' W (-77.41°)
Elevation73.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-12-27 05:32 EST
UT Date & Time2014-12-27 10:32 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth276.03°
First azimuth279.42°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth283.5°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorBright Green flaring to yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
Remarksglowing yellow train
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksObject appeared as bright green, flared to yellow, left a trail and smaller "sparks" flew off main object leaving a trail, went dark, then flared green and yellow again.