Reports Report 4877a (Event 4877-2017)

Name Carolina M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I may have been off on the time a little but within 30 minutes. This was the largest “shooting star” i’ve ever witnessed. It was very orange and clearly visible even though the night sky was not very dark because of the time and because of the nearly full moon. It was very impressive!
Address Palm Springs, CA
Latitude 33° 48' 19.37'' N (33.805381°)
Longitude 116° 31' 52.4'' W (-116.531221°)
Elevation 130.072m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-01 20:15 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-02 04:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 93°
Facing azimuth 171.99°
First azimuth 126.91°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 230.55°
Last elevation 65°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It seemed like debris was coming off of the object as it traveled across the sky.