Reports Report 5361cc (Event 5361-2017)

Name Ellen S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I thought it was an airplane on fire at first but it was going too fast for that. Closest and brightest meteor I’ve ever seen
Address Rancho Mirage, CA
Latitude 33° 47' 34.92'' N (33.793034°)
Longitude 116° 25' 46.77'' W (-116.429659°)
Elevation 103.274m
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 119°
Facing azimuth 183.78°
First azimuth 186.64°
First elevation 56°
Last azimuth 219.22°
Last elevation 27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -21
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Looked like it was on fire
Observation Yes
Remarks It looked the the ball was on fire and breaking up, with a Smokey trail or balloon behind it. Moving very fast