Reports Report 3711ah (Event 3711-2017)

Name Mo T
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I've seen a significant amount of meteors and perhaps a dozen fireballs. This one was significant by its speed and presence in a major fire area.
Address Napa, CA
Latitude 38° 18' 26.27'' N (38.307298°)
Longitude 122° 16' 14.6'' W (-122.270723°)
Elevation 33.205m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-12 23:14 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-13 06:14 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 88°
Facing azimuth 272.21°
First azimuth 229.84°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 335.22°
Last elevation 80°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Greenish orange to whitish red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Remarks Glowing train with smaller fireballs curving down from the object.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Object traveled across the sky rather slowly without initial trail. Did not change much in intensity, but began to drop smaller fireballs quickly towards its passing to the north, continuing until lost sight of it in heavy smoke of Atlas Fire to the North.