Reports Report 2891i (Event 2891-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2891-2015
Observer
NameMark L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAbsolutely stunning. Fireball was very low in atmosphere & below cloud ceiling level. Somebody's got a nice sized rock somewhere on their property. Hopefully, no one was hurt by this, or suffered major property damage. It was very large & bright - the lowest, biggest we've ever seen.
Location
AddressFitchburg, MA
Latitude42° 33' 8.91'' N (42.55°)
Longitude 71° 47' 0.12'' W (-71.78°)
Elevation150.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-01 17:05 EST
UT Date & Time2015-11-01 22:05 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle110°
Moving
Facing azimuth156.93°
First azimuth340°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth32.95°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite, blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBright fireball, then broke into 2 pieces, one much smaller than the other. Smaller piece extinguished quickly; larger piece stayed lit, although less bright, for several more seconds before it went dark