Reports Report 3618l (Event 3618-2017)

Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The driver of the vehicle and I, the front seat passenger, saw this at the same moment. A flaming ball that disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared. And that was before anyone else in the car could follow our direction or before I could access my cell phone to record it. Nothing like a meteor streaking across the sky with a tail, but rather the appearance of an object on fire falling down and across the sky.
Address Petaluma, CA
Latitude 38° 12' 5.47'' N (38.201519°)
Longitude 122° 35' 53.18'' W (-122.598105°)
Elevation 37.425m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-08 19:50 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-09 02:50 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 115°
Facing azimuth 359.55°
First azimuth 4.63°
First elevation 31°
Last azimuth 3.81°
Last elevation 19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Orange, Light Yellow, Red appearing like flames
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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