Reports Report 1382gz (Event 1382-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2021
Observer
NameCynthia S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI had just arrived at a traffic intersection. While waiting for the light to change to green, I admired the sunset. And then voila -- the moving white bright object, then disappeared. I sent a text to my 13 y.o. daughter right after: "Holy cow. Did you just see that meteor? It was so bright and streaking for quite a while. Out over Portland from our perspective. That will definitely be in the news. I happened to be looking right in that direction because of the beautiful sunset, and then there it was. It was so intense that it was almost as if I could hear it. Like a sparkler....It was at 5:38 PM. Over the Western sky."
Location
AddressSouth Portland, ME
Latitude43° 38' 9.29'' N (43.64°)
Longitude 70° 14' 53.54'' W (-70.25°)
Elevation7.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-03-07 17:38 EST
UT Date & Time2021-03-07 22:38 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth310°
First azimuth300°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth310°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
Remarksglowing trail
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-