Reports Report 5361bz (Event 5361-2017)

Name Mark H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks spectacular sight - was driving when I saw it
Address San Diego, CA
Latitude 32° 55' 10.84'' N (32.919677°)
Longitude 117° 7' 30.48'' W (-117.125132°)
Elevation 143.323m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-24 17:15 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-25 01:15 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 144°
Facing azimuth 177°
First azimuth 70°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 130°
Last elevation 50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color green then a bright yellow/white flash several pieces breaking up
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks greenish light got bright and then split into several pieces with smoke/vapor but vapor did not persist - was twilight sun had set
Observation Yes
Remarks split into several pieces with smoke/vapor that vanished in an instant - no vapor trail, no sound