Reports Report 5361aw (Event 5361-2017)

Name Robert J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Very impressive fireball, quite large, typical blue and green color. Also quite slow as it moved across the sky. Not a streak but a large flaming fireball. Very unusual. The best one I've ever seen (53 years old).
Address Huntington Beach, CA
Latitude 33° 43' 25.28'' N (33.72369°)
Longitude 118° 0' 21.1'' W (-118.00586°)
Elevation 2.809m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-24 17:14 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-25 01:14 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 120°
Facing azimuth 131.89°
First azimuth 117.54°
First elevation 29°
Last azimuth 150.18°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Light Blue, Light Green
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 It was already fragmenting when I first saw it and it went below the level of the trees so I did not see it "go out". It was definitely in a boiling fragmenting state.