Reports Report 8052bz (Event 8052-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 8052-2021
Observer
NameTom M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was driving westbound on the mass pike. Definitely a meteor. Moon was relatively bright tonight and was in an area with a lot of light pollution and the fireball was still very bright until it fragmented and disappeared.
Location
AddressNewton, MA
Latitude42° 20' 13.63'' N (42.34°)
Longitude 71° 17' 28.22'' W (-71.29°)
Elevation72.16m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-11-23 20:02 EST
UT Date & Time2021-11-24 01:02 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle168°
Moving
Facing azimuth252.49°
First azimuth257.76°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth258.29°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragmented into several pieces just prior to termination