Reports Report 5361bu (Event 5361-2017)

Name Peter B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Did not seem to be moving fast enough to be a comet or like you would expect from a shooting star. I was entering Smart and final and the family behind me saw it too.
Address Torrance, CA
Latitude 33° 50' 20.38'' N (33.838995°)
Longitude 118° 21' 17.83'' W (-118.354952°)
Elevation 30.673m
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 140°
Facing azimuth 130°
First azimuth 120°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 135°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
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 Large fireball with short trail of molten material burning out behind.