Reports Report 1276h (Event 1276-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1276-2020
Observer
NameTodd B
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis is what I wrote in my journal: 3-13-20, 7:28 pm EDT, extremely bright meteor traveling due west with moderate swiftness from zenith and expiring at about 35 degrees of altitude with a transit of roughly two seconds and leaving a faint trail maybe ten degrees long that lasted about fifteen minutes; was pure white, emitted no sparks, was brighter than nearby Venus, which was nearby at magnitude -4.1, so, say, approximately magnitude -5
Location
AddressFramingham, MA
Latitude42° 19' 23.02'' N (42.32°)
Longitude 71° 23' 41.72'' W (-71.39°)
Elevation46.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-03-13 19:28 EDT
UT Date & Time2020-03-13 23:28 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth225°
First azimuth225°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth225°
Last elevation40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude5-
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length10°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Photo