Reports Report 1298ai (Event 1298-2017)

Name Ann W
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Hard to believe I was seeing what I was seeing. I was driving and almost went off the road! Very cool!
Address Los Alamitos, CA
Latitude 33° 48' 14.4'' N (33.803999°)
Longitude 118° 4' 18.68'' W (-118.071856°)
Elevation 7.727m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-10 21:05 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-04-11 04:05 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 109°
Facing azimuth 181.61°
First azimuth 112.49°
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth 143.63°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Fireball color - orange, yellow, red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -
Remarks Happened very quickly and didn't stretch very far behind.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It was very bright initially and then got even brighter, like an explosion, before disappearing completely.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -