Reports Report 3371b (Event 3371-2017)

Name Brittany K
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This fireball was going on for a long time...streaking across the sky at what seemed a slow speed compared to many others I've seen in the past. I was driving from Taft at the time and was watching it while I was driving. It was still visible until I reached my destination about 4 minutes later but that was the point in which it almost fizzled out. It was as if it were breaking through a force field, with vapor trails on either side of it, before it broke up and vanished.
Address Villa Park, CA
Latitude 33° 49' 3.91'' N (33.817753°)
Longitude 117° 49' 32'' W (-117.825556°)
Elevation 87.184m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-23 23:05 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-24 06:05 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 243°
Facing azimuth 266.92°
First azimuth 283.66°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 258.52°
Last elevation 38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Orange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 8s
Length -
Remarks short, blunt, bright at first. As it kept burning in the sky, it lost its trail and stayed as a burning ball in the sky, almost like an ember. It then looked as if it was displacing vapor as it lead in the front before it went completely out.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It had a vapor trail on either side of it with the meteor spearheading the front before it vanished...almost fizzling out.