Reports Report 4500bq (Event 4500-2017)

Name Jeff S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks One of the brightest fireballs I've seen. I was walking along a city street with moderate ambient lighting, yet it still caught my attention
Address Palm Springs, CA
Latitude 33° 48' 22.83'' N (33.806342°)
Longitude 116° 31' 41.19'' W (-116.528109°)
Elevation 125.54m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 17:27 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-19 01:27 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 137°
Facing azimuth 193.56°
First azimuth 178.8°
First elevation 39°
Last azimuth 247.86°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Split into about 15 fragments halfway during the trajectory I saw. The fragments each continued on the same course.