Reports Report 5361dx (Event 5361-2017)

Name Malikah U
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The ball was actually fire and the flames were trailing the ball, not like a smoke trail more like hair being blown by wind opposite the direction of the fall. It fell behind the San Jacinto Mountains.
Address Palm Springs, CA
Latitude 33° 50' 42.01'' N (33.845003°)
Longitude 116° 32' 6.12'' W (-116.535032°)
Elevation 160.174m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-24 17:20 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-25 01:20 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 129°
Facing azimuth 204.62°
First azimuth 201.89°
First elevation 31°
Last azimuth 220.03°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
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 After it came from behind the cloud maybe 2 sec. a smaller fragment broke off and followed the larger ball!