Reports Report 3371x (Event 3371-2017)

Name Nathan S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It started high in the sky with an orange train then the train stopped and it was an orange circular glow. I looked at it through high powered binoculars and it was a big rock tumbling through the night sky towards the horizon to the south. Started in the north and burned out to the south. Observed it from the beach so I saw the entire sequence
Address Oxnard, CA
Latitude 34° 11' 25.86'' N (34.190516°)
Longitude 119° 14' 39.9'' W (-119.244417°)
Elevation 3.413m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-23 22:51 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-24 05:51 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 246°
Facing azimuth 265°
First azimuth 290°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 160°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Orange fading to white as it got lower
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 40°
Remarks It was glowing and then turned into a train in front
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Exploded and broke up at the end
Observation Yes
Remarks It broke up at the end