Reports Report 3151aaq (Event 3151-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3151-2019
Observer
NameLinda S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksBecause I was in Central MA, where there is less city lights, and on the highway, I had the entire skyline in view. This was unlike any shooting star or meteor shower that I have experienced. It was incredible!
Location
AddressWest Boylston, MA
Latitude42° 25' 28.14'' N (42.42°)
Longitude 71° 46' 53.13'' W (-71.78°)
Elevation166.11m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-07-24 23:10 EDT
UT Date & Time2019-07-25 03:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth219.81°
First azimuth225°
First elevation67°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation53°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Blue, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length
RemarksIt was like the glow trail when you are looking at a moving sparkler, it was glowing just after the fireball passed and faded quickly
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI was driving, and had glanced down to change the radio, the flash drew my attention to the night sky which was open before me on the highway. When I looked up the flash was just ending and then continued to streak through the sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksOnce the flash happened, and the object continued its trajectory, toward the end and just before it extinguished, it looked like it split into two or three small trails and then was gone.