Reports Report 1298en (Event 1298-2017)

Name Alex V
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks -
Address La Mesa, CA
Latitude 32° 47' 45.69'' N (32.796025°)
Longitude 117° 0' 20.29'' W (-117.005636°)
Elevation 204.31m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-10 20:58 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-11 03:58 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 100°
Facing azimuth 186.9°
First azimuth 188°
First elevation 56°
Last azimuth 191.08°
Last elevation 38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1.5s
Length 20°
Remarks Smoke trail followed main fireball, fireball burst in middle of flight and smaller fireball continued down the path. Explosion probably altered its flight about 0.5-1 degrees downwards
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Yes the night sky flashed green twice, I only noticed the second flash with the bright fireball exploding.
Observation Yes
Remarks The big fireball exploded into smaller bits. A relatively large part of the fireball continued down the path, slightly altering its path.