Reports Report 3465q (Event 3465-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3465-2015
Observer
NameJEANNE S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI observed this at 2:21 a.m. on my nightly trip to the 'loo'. Behind our home is a large field, edged in tall mature trees. Mt. Monadnock looms beyond the horizon and is visible from our house. I usually glance out the window to notice what I can see in the moonlight. There were many, many stars out last night when this happened. All sorts of formations. The sky was extremely clear. All of a sudden, this fireball dropped straight down out of the sky, and before reaching the ground surface, it exploded into the bright white/light greenish orb. I could clearly see a trail of black smoke above the fireball as it descended. It all happened very fast. The explosion was like a hundred flashbulbs going off at the same time.
Location
AddressDublin, NH
Latitude42° 53' 48.12'' N (42.9°)
Longitude 72° 3' 44.4'' W (-72.06°)
Elevation472.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-11-17 02:21 EST
UT Date & Time2015-11-17 07:21 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth232.43°
First azimuth63.36°
First elevation
Last azimuth71.95°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorLight Green, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length30°
RemarksA column of dark smoke straight up and down, as the fireball appeared dropping straight from the point of vision to just above the ground surface where it exploded (sort of) into the brightest white-greenish light. Then the smoke trail broke off in different directions when the orange/yellow fireball blew up.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksthe orange/yellow fireball turned the brightest white/light greenish ball I've ever seen.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-