Reports Report 3662a (Event 3662-2017)

Name Ken M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was outside in Story Park near the apartment where I live viewing the stars when I saw this very fast moving and brief fireball between Cepheus and Cassiopeia. Because of the very high light pollution in this area (Bortle 8 to 9) I have never seen a shooting star ( meteor) from this location and I have viewed the stars from there dozens of times. The brightness of the fireball was much greater than than the brightest stars that out at the time Vega, Deneb and Altair. Capella was behind the row of Eucalyptus trees that rim the park on the east but, the fireball was much brighter than Capella. It appeared to me that the fireball was brighter than all the the stars combined that I could see at that time. I'm interested to know if anyone else reported this object.
Address Alhambra, CA
Latitude 34° 5' 59.77'' N (34.099935°)
Longitude 118° 7' 31.14'' W (-118.125316°)
Elevation 147.224m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-10 22:05 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-11 05:05 UT
Duration <1s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 153°
Facing azimuth 30.71°
First azimuth 23.07°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 34.17°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -5
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks A slight amount of sparks behind the main body of the fireball.