Reports Report 5361bg (Event 5361-2017)

Name Philip M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Saw a single engine cesna fly perpendicular to the path of the meteor. Aircraft was doing pattern work at Oceanside municipal airport (OKB). Aircraft most likely observed meteor.
Address Oceanside, CA
Latitude 33° 13' 12.4'' N (33.22011°)
Longitude 117° 23' 4.03'' W (-117.384453°)
Elevation 45.436m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-24 17:15 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-25 01:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 108°
Facing azimuth 160°
First azimuth 155°
First elevation 25°
Last azimuth 165°
Last elevation 22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Small bits of orange breaking from the main body