Reports Report 4500aj (Event 4500-2017)

Name Lee S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Puzzling but wonderful experience. First thought was a plane blowing up then realized I did not see it streaked and was gone midair.
Address Fountain Valley, CA
Latitude 33° 42' 13.86'' N (33.703851°)
Longitude 117° 57' 49.39'' W (-117.96372°)
Elevation 7.713m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 17:28 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-19 01:28 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 102°
Facing azimuth 167.61°
First azimuth 154.49°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 166.25°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -4
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I was watching airplanes high in sky...Small dot which I thought was a plane coming at an angle toward me grew slightly then flashed into a fireball very brief and disappearred in midsky...did not descend to would be out over Pacific Ocean that direction as I was four miles from beach looking west.
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw the fireball and then fragmentation was just a second. I definitely saw it burst into fire and swoosh it was gone.