Reports Report 1693a (Event 1693-2017)

Name Dan D
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was looking directly at the location when the event occurred. It was quite a sight.
Address Adams, MA
Latitude 42° 37' 41.3'' N (42.628138°)
Longitude 73° 6' 38.73'' W (-73.110758°)
Elevation 238.095m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-17 22:02 EDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-18 02:02 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 170°
Facing azimuth 282.27°
First azimuth 283.16°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 284.04°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -5
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 25°
Remarks The train left glowing debris like a sparkler for about a second before the meteor burned up
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks There was slight fragmentation in the last 10 degrees before burning up