Reports Report 4827bo (Event 4827-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4827-2017
Observer
NameAngelo D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI 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
Location
AddressAgawam, MA
Latitude42° 4' 8.36'' N (42.07°)
Longitude 72° 38' 41.97'' W (-72.64°)
Elevation46.7m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-02 03:08 EST
UT Date & Time2017-12-02 08:08 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth108.93°
First azimuth246.25°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth215.06°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorDark Blue, Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSudden blast/explosion seemed to be very close to ground extremely bright, enormous, extravagant
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-