Reports Report 1750ael (Event 1750-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1750-2016
Observer
NameCatherine N
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThis was a fantastic thing to see!! I'm going to start following meteor showers now!! The fireball appeared as a long, narrow rectangle about the size of a Volkswagen (my husband thought I was sleep talking when I said that!)
Location
AddressMarlborough, NH
Latitude42° 52' 53.92'' N (42.88°)
Longitude 72° 13' 6.85'' W (-72.22°)
Elevation343.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-05-17 00:48 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-05-17 04:48 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle187°
Moving
Facing azimuth12.54°
First azimuth6.6°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth180°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorBright yellowish/white like the center of a sparkler. Very vivid!
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThat is what caught my eye. I walked past the window and saw a bright flash and then witnessed the fireball descending into our treeline of the forest.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-