Reports Report 1750as (Event 1750-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1750-2016
Observer
NameAmy D
Experience Level4/5
RemarksWow! I'm not sure what it was - satellite debris? A meteor? Hopefully not a crash. But I was watching tv and my very dark rural neighborhood got very bright and something blindingly bright went from overhead towards the northern horizon and broke up and gave a brief, last flash. I'm very curious to know what it was.
Location
AddressWinthrop, ME
Latitude44° 20' 13.75'' N (44.34°)
Longitude 69° 56' 42.05'' W (-69.95°)
Elevation85.46m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-05-17 00:40 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-05-17 04:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle163°
Moving
Facing azimuth334.82°
First azimuth341.13°
First elevation46°
Last azimuth337.27°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt seemed like a helicopter at first, as all the trees lit up but with a wavering light. I've never seen a helicopter here before. Then it seemed to break up into pieces, followed by a brief flash and went dark.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above.