I was driving home on this clear night and could see mars just above to the right of the bright gibbous waxing moon (in conjunction). The road is rural and was dark. As i came around the corner the valley opened out for a clear view of the night sky, moon and mars. The large meteor flashed across travelling in the same part of the sky. It was very bright with a large trail and then smoke behind. It must have lasted 2-3 seconds.