Reports Report 2533b (Event 2533-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2533-2022
Observer
NameAmanda H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving when I saw it, the spot I marked on the map as where I was when I first saw it was when I first turned onto Magnolia Ave. in my car. This was the largest & fullest (with a large arch) meteor or shooting star I’ve ever witnessed. It lasted btwn 4-6 full seconds, it was moving with such a beautiful arch, and had a visible tail & the fire ball seemed to get darker/brighter/fuller as it dropped. I was in my car, so I’m not sure if there was any sound associated with it. It was so long & bright, initially I thought that it may actually drop/crash into my neighborhood, and leave behind pieces of a meteor or comet. After witnessing it, I realized that this weekend, (04/22/22-04/23/22) is supposed to be the peak of a meteor shower, but at the time I wasn’t out looking or thinking about meteors or comets. I absolutely love meteor showers & shooting stars, and have spent time outside during the summer months star gazing. This was unlike any shooting star I’ve ever seen before, it seemed to be much lower in the sky, way way lower than the other stars! It looked like something you would see as a special effect in a movie! The arch of it & the way it dropped out of the sky was beautiful!
Location
AddressLynn, MA
Latitude42° 29' 2.56'' N (42.48°)
Longitude 70° 57' 27.71'' W (-70.96°)
Elevation18.1m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-04-23 03:54 EDT
UT Date & Time2022-04-23 07:54 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle301°
Moving
Facing azimuth57.58°
First azimuth50.6°
First elevation73°
Last azimuth52.78°
Last elevation28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red (very full & bright as it was dropping, seemed to get darker as it dropped)
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-