Reports Report 1750aff (Event 1750-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1750-2016
Observer
NameCheryl F
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe flash caught my eye while sitting in my living room across from large windows. I believe that because of the location I was viewing it from I did not see the full trajectory. The light flash I saw appeared to be pretty much horizontal with the brighter 'firework' type of display near the center (see information entered on previous page). The horizontal flash was pretty long length-wise (but unfortunately not in time). I do not know if there were clouds in the area that may have caused a reflection giving the horizontal flash. I do know it was NOT fireworks, it was VERY bright, and my view was short-lived. It was very interesting, though!
Location
AddressPlymouth, NH
Latitude43° 45' 41.8'' N (43.76°)
Longitude 71° 42' 13.97'' W (-71.7°)
Elevation207.6m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-05-17 00:45 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-05-17 04:45 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth31.8°
First azimuth33.72°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth31.78°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-26
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt reminded me somewhat of a firework -- a small bright white center with several 'arms' stretching out from the center, most of them upward.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-