Reports Report 2840c (Event 2840-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2840-2015
Observer
NameEmily H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI like to watch meteor showers from time to time and have seen a few shooting stars in my life. but this one stopped me mid sentence (i was on my cell phone) and elicited a "holy shit!" from me. Was the brightest most incredible thing i've seen in the sky and honestly gave me goosebumps. Amazing
Location
AddressNorth Reading, MA
Latitude42° 34' 55.17'' N (42.58°)
Longitude 71° 7' 30.95'' W (-71.13°)
Elevation25.72m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-10-30 20:03 EDT
UT Date & Time2015-10-31 00:03 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth37.54°
First azimuth46.14°
First elevation38°
Last azimuth358.29°
Last elevation38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-25
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksstarted small then grew bigger and moved across sky to left then "like blew up" and crackled into disappearance
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe trail and the ball at end kind of visually frazzled? like those july fourth fireworks. bright and then fizzled like embers? hard to explain. but the both the big burst at "head" and the "tail" both disappeared in this fashion.