Reports Report 4922h (Event 4922-2017)

Name Karen B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was at my house, which is on a hill approximately 70 feet above sea level. I was very close, as I could see flames as it dropped into Netarts Bay, Oregon. I am guessing the orb was maybe 2-3 feet in diameter. But that is just a guess. It was shocking to see a fireball go past my window! At the time I was just sitting in my living room watching TV. The front of the house is almost all big picture windows and sliders facing west with a 180' view of the bay and the Pacific Ocean. My guess is it dropped into the bay! It was that close! I still have goose bumps
Address Tillamook, OR
Latitude 45° 26' 5.79'' N (45.434943°)
Longitude 123° 57' 11.96'' W (-123.953321°)
Elevation 0.478m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-06 23:45 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-07 07:45 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 340°
Facing azimuth 100°
First azimuth 325.48°
First elevation 81°
Last azimuth 352.36°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
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