Reports Report 929dl (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameDiane
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe things/questions that crossed my mind beside the thought that maybe it was a meteor: Oh, I just saw a shooting star! Was that a comet? Gee, that could have been a scud missle! Darn, I\'m in a car with the windows closed so I can\'t hear anything. What was that? Should I be scared? I wonder if anybody else saw that.
Location
AddressHatfield, MA
Latitude42° 20' 24.82'' N (42.34°)
Longitude 72° 36' 17.29'' W (-72.6°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:50 EST
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:50 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth228°
First elevation56°
Last azimuth257°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorbright white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
RemarksWhen it first appeared it looked big and had a long train/tail as it moved in toward the earth at a downward angle for a landing. I only saw it for a few seconds, and it and the tail both looked bright white to me, and then in a few seconds it (with its tail) was gone!
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-