Reports Report 1750abu (Event 1750-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1750-2016
Observer
NameChristina T
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI didn't see the exploding fireball itself, but I did see the sky light up suddenly. The entire sky, from my window, became very bright white for several seconds and then faded. I was surprised by the sudden brightness in the sky and felt like "something" unusual had happened. Then in the morning, when I saw the media reports and photos of the fireball, I realized that's what I must have seen.
Location
Address, VT
Latitude43° 10' 32.96'' N (43.18°)
Longitude 73° 3' 54.77'' W (-73.07°)
Elevation268.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-05-17 00:50 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-05-17 04:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle342°
Moving
Facing azimuth341.69°
First azimuth340.74°
First elevation57°
Last azimuth3.22°
Last elevation63°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksi saw the sky suddenly light up, bright white.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-