Reports Report 1750afu (Event 1750-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1750-2016
Observer
NamePete D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was traveling north west at highway speed when the fireball popped out of the night. At first, I thought it was a extra large Roman candle firework(it was a perfect sphere in metallic greens and blues) but I saw no smoke underneath it like a fireworks display leaves and it just appeared to be stationary. I then thought its was some sort of signal flare. As I moved closer, I noticed the fireball had a golden(not really a yellow color) thin outline all around it and also noticed what appeared to be the same colored,golden more than yellow, tail that barely was has hanging of the end as the fireball now appeared to be moving in a very slight lower trajectory. I had watched the fireball for several seconds and had to checkup where was I driving and then when I went to look back at it, I had lost sight out it. Harley-Davidson had a special run on paint job color called Dragonfly green in 2006. In the daylight, that paint color flip flops from different shades of green to bluish shades. The fireball I witnessed was very close in color to that paint job in bright sunlight!
Location
AddressBurlington, MA
Latitude42° 28' 33.81'' N (42.48°)
Longitude 71° 13' 9.75'' W (-71.22°)
Elevation60.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-05-17 00:50 EDT
UT Date & Time2016-05-17 04:50 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth342.93°
First azimuth350.89°
First elevation
Last azimuth9.49°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Dark Green, Green, Light Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-