Reports Report 1298dd (Event 1298-2017)

Name Phillip S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Everything that I have given is an approximation. I first noticed this out of the corner of my eye and I did get a good look at it before it moved beyond a tree in my field of view. I rated it high on the brightness scale because while it didn't "light up the night" it was readily visible with the bright moon that is out tonight. Whether it was a fireball or meteorite, I don't know. It was bright and had a long tail. It was big (or close) enough that I stopped walking and listened for the sound of an impact.
Address San Diego, CA
Latitude 32° 59' 27.06'' N (32.99085°)
Longitude 117° 4' 42.82'' W (-117.07856°)
Elevation 244.605m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-10 21:00 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-11 04:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 120°
Facing azimuth 172.33°
First azimuth 161.05°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 205.89°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Green, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -