Reports Report 4449i (Event 4449-2017)

Name Ryan N
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Three others were present during the event. One relevant note, which I have not seen before with a fireball, is that it slowed down and had a steady light after it burned out. The initial burn was bright and obvious. Afterwards, it persisted as a small, orange light, which remained steady and continued across the sky for at least a minute. The best way I can explain its behavior would be to compare it to a shuttle re-entering the atmosphere. It seemed like a meteor, but then it flew steady and straight across the sky. One could easily have mistaken it for an airplane.
Address Los Angeles, CA
Latitude 34° 2' 22.35'' N (34.039542°)
Longitude 118° 11' 57.71'' W (-118.199363°)
Elevation 99.81076m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 01:52 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-18 09:52 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 265°
Facing azimuth 251.1°
First azimuth 260.57°
First elevation 18°
Last azimuth 181.61°
Last elevation 13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -