Reports Report 1298cq (Event 1298-2017)

Name Dinah J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was the brightest and largest meteorite I have ever seen. I am questioning whether it was indeed a meteorite because it was so bright, and had 3 colors (green and green but a white tail and white head). I was sitting reading on my computer in a dark room facing my backyard. Shortly before the meteorite, I noticed that there was not much moonlight from the full moon in my backyard. I remembered thinking that's odd on a clear night, but it might be because my eyes were accustomed to the bright computer screen. Then something caught my eye -- the fireball passing across the sky. I was absolutely amazed. I've seen several meteorites in my life, but nothing like this. It was as bright as the one in Russia last year, but not orange -- it was blue and green with a white tail and head. I would have thought it was a firecracker, but there was no sound. Very exciting!
Address San Diego, CA
Latitude 32° 57' 26.85'' N (32.957457°)
Longitude 117° 7' 8.13'' W (-117.118925°)
Elevation 198.228m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-10 21:00 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-11 04:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 100°
Facing azimuth 176.05°
First azimuth 155.51°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 176.43°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Blue, Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks white sparks like meteorite that lands close to you
Observation Yes
Remarks white sparks