Reports Report 929bf (Event 929-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 929-2010
Observer
NameTwistern V
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe are not sure exactly where we were in Massachusetts as we were traveling from Maine to Auburn, MA. We do believe we were about 1/2 hour north of Wocester either on Rt. 495 or Rt. 290 traveling South, Southeast. This was the largest fireball we had ever seen.
Location
AddressWorcester, MA
Latitude42° 18' 9.74'' N (42.3°)
Longitude 71° 44' 13.01'' W (-71.74°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-28 18:45 CDT
UT Date & Time2010-12-28 23:45 UT
Duration≈15s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth225°
First azimuth132°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth204°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
RemarksFairly short train about 1/2 the width of the windshield of our Honda Pilot visible until just after the fireball formed. Very quick burn out.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFlash for a very short period of time was about the diameter of a quarter relative to the windshield of our Honda Pilot.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-