Reports Report 4827bo (Event 4827-2017)

Name Angelo D
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was traveling west on rt 57 as what appeared to be an enormous ball of intense energy followed with a tail suddenly shot from out of nowhere very quickly and seemed to explode at or just above the earth's surface. The explosion was colorful and no longer that a split second. The entire experience was no more than 3 seconds long. I was precisely in the right place at the right time to have been a witness. Luckily my mother in law shared this experience with me as it was impossible not to notice due to the fact it was so very close to us. It was the most amazing, unexpected thing I have ever seen in my life
Address Agawam, MA
Latitude 42° 4' 8.36'' N (42.06899°)
Longitude 72° 38' 41.97'' W (-72.644993°)
Elevation 46.695m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-02 03:08 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 08:08 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 225°
Facing azimuth 108.93°
First azimuth 246.25°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 215.06°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Dark Blue, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Sudden blast/explosion seemed to be very close to ground extremely bright, enormous, extravagant
Observation No
Remarks -