Reports Report 929y (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameJackie
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI saw the object while driving home from work. It appeared suddenly and traveled in a downward arc. It lasted several seconds and then was gone. Having never seen anything like it before, my first thought was a meteor but then I thought it might be a plane on fire falling from the sky. I expected to hear a crash but heard nothing.
Location
AddressMilford, NH
Latitude42° 54' 54.69'' N (42.92°)
Longitude 71° 32' 57.71'' W (-71.55°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:45 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:45 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth225°
First azimuth-1°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth-1°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colororange yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length-1°
RemarksWhite-orange glowing train following an orange fireball. The train remained visible the entire time I saw the object.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-