Reports Report 3711a (Event 3711-2017)

Name Dana D
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks My friend was with me and we were sitting in the car getting ready to drop her off, when I noticed the fireball out of peripheral vision over my right shoulder and it disappeared over the hills above Oak Manor, thus it could have been visible for a longer distance, but my viewing window was rather narrow. We both saw it. It was quite spectacular. It wasn't round. It was rather wide, like a boomerang shape. The color was white in front and red spots on the back. We feel very lucky to have seen it.
Address Fairfax, CA
Latitude 37° 59' 23.86'' N (37.989962°)
Longitude 122° 35' 29.51'' W (-122.591531°)
Elevation 43.367m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-12 23:20 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-13 06:20 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 79°
Facing azimuth 346.94°
First azimuth 340.41°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 29.75°
Last elevation 28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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