Reports Report 4827dy (Event 4827-2017)

Name Angelo D
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It was the most amazing, impressive thing I have ever witnessed. I was traveling 57 WEST towards Agawam/Suffield and it just appeared suddenly moving extremely fast. It looked gigantic. It was very illuminated with green and firelike very hot looking colors. This experience only lasted 2 maybe 3 seconds tops. The explosion was magnificent and right there but there were no remnants of colors it was just gone. I had my radio in the car on medium volume level so I didn't hear anything. I was glad to have my mother in law in the passenger seat whom also witnessed this with me. I am very intrigued by the experience.
Address Agawam, MA
Latitude 42° 4' 9.44'' N (42.069289°)
Longitude 72° 38' 45.09'' W (-72.645857°)
Elevation 52.446m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-02 03:08 EST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 08:08 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 223°
Facing azimuth 246.84°
First azimuth 248.59°
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth 180.91°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 15°
Remarks Bright
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Massive explosion that seemed to be at about tree top height
Observation Yes
Remarks It disappeared very quickly. Exploded with bright firelike colors. I remember seeing bright green also. Much like a giant firework and it seemed to be very close