Reports Report 4500ac (Event 4500-2017)

Name Joseph T
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I thought it was the end of the world. I’ve never seen a fireball that big or that long in duration before. I’ll never forget it.
Address Menifee, CA
Latitude 33° 43' 5.27'' N (33.71813°)
Longitude 117° 10' 1.96'' W (-117.16721°)
Elevation 474.171m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 17:30 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-19 01:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 111°
Facing azimuth 260°
First azimuth 250°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 260°
Last elevation 75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 30°
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The blue teardrop grew and exploded into bright white fragments inside the teardrop with a white yellow outline
Observation Yes
Remarks Bright white and yellow fragments inside a blue tear drop. They looked like a thousand stars or a sparkler inside of the teardrop