Reports Report 4449e (Event 4449-2017)

Name Roberto H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I first thought that it was a helicopter. Then the light went from white to a yellow/orange color. Then it split into two. it seemed to travel from east to west just south of my position. I lost sight of it because of the hill south of the 60 freeway by Whittier.
Address City of Industry, CA
Latitude 34° 0' 27.24'' N (34.007568°)
Longitude 117° 58' 4.29'' W (-117.967859°)
Elevation 105.596m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 01:45 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-18 09:45 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 264°
Facing azimuth 270°
First azimuth 110.15°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 196.53°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Yellow, Light Yellow
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 The fire ball split into 2. They both had a tail. Then the lowest fireball disappeared after about 5 seconds. The top one had a tail for about 8 seconds. the tail disappeared but the light was visible. As it flew from west to east; it started growing a tail again. Then I lost sight of it because of a hill.