Reports Report 4449c (Event 4449-2017)

Name Jaren M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I reported this incident promptly after experiencing it. It definitely entered our atmosphere as it descended with a long, very wide tail... Only for a few seconds did the trail last then it just became a glowing orb, much like a plane. I stand firm when I say that I watched it sort of level out with the horizon, almost as if it corrected it's trajectory and curve back up towards space. Just as it starts to curve a buddy of mine and myself watched in awe as it disappeared. Keep in mind it was not crossing over us as it decended, but flying away. As bright white, orange, pink and yellow this "meteor" was, when it was noticed by myself, my girlfriend and friend witnessed it, it seemed so close. It was roughly 2 minutes after disappearing did we hear and noticeabley feel 3 popping boom rumbles through the environment. Truly amazing. Covering it up as a test missile or seattle light launch with a green aura is ridiculous. It was not ascending at all. Whatever it was... I fear in happiness
Address Oxnard, CA
Latitude 34° 10' 25.5'' N (34.17375°)
Longitude 119° 9' 35.05'' W (-119.159737°)
Elevation 12.284m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 01:50 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-18 09:50 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 255°
Facing azimuth 265°
First azimuth 280°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 185°
Last elevation 26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Pink, yellow, orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks 3 boom rumble that was felt through the air. A very delayed sounds only after it disappeared
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -