Reports Report 1382cx (Event 1382-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2021
Observer
NameElizabeth L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was driving on Rt 14 headed north through East Bethel at sunset. The valley was already in the shadows, but the sky overhead was bright blue, sunny and clear. I suddenly saw a moving object flash in front of me. I saw it through the windshield. It was a bright golden streak that was lit up by the sun shining on it and it was sparkling against the blue sky. I believe it was a meteor (based on the way it dropped out of the sky suddenly) and also I have seen several during my lifetime. This one was unusual because it appeared during daylight. It seemed to be very low in sky and looked like it was going to drop into the fields and the valley. It seemed like it was only several hundred feet above me and maybe a mile or 2 ahead of me.
Location
AddressBethel, VT
Latitude43° 52' 25.19'' N (43.87°)
Longitude 72° 35' 2.31'' W (-72.58°)
Elevation174.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-03-07 16:39 EST
UT Date & Time2021-03-07 21:39 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle127°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth-
First elevation40°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
Colorgold and silver
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was sunset. The sun was shining on it, so it was golden and sparkling with some silver too. It appeared to breakup or fizzle, the way fireworks breakdown.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-