Reports Report 2891aj (Event 2891-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2891-2015
Observer
NameDavid M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving north on Route 3 in Massachusetts when I observed the fireball in front of me.
Location
AddressChelmsford, MA
Latitude42° 38' 40.5'' N (42.64°)
Longitude 71° 24' 58.8'' W (-71.42°)
Elevation63.36m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-01 17:08 EST
UT Date & Time2015-11-01 22:08 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle259°
Moving
Facing azimuth328.77°
First azimuth21.56°
First elevation38°
Last azimuth292.2°
Last elevation34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI observed the fireball travel from right to left for approx. 3 seconds. I then saw a small glowing fragment come off the main fireball, then both objects immediately disappeared.