Reports Report 5361ax (Event 5361-2017)

Name Brendan D
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks A friend in North San Diego county reported seeing this same fireball. He reported seeing it in the NORTH sky, while I observed it in the Southeast. Likely are of entry in the atmosphere was between Lake Forest and North San Diego County, based on this.
Address Lake Forest, CA
Latitude 33° 36' 58.95'' N (33.616376°)
Longitude 117° 42' 33.98'' W (-117.709439°)
Elevation 114.812m
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 124°
Facing azimuth 131.3°
First azimuth 84.97°
First elevation 63°
Last azimuth 127.69°
Last elevation 27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Light Green, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 15°
Remarks Total duration of fireball 3-4 seconds, flame trail persisted ~1 second with glowing chunks coming off it, smoke trail in Southeastern sky lasted for several minutes.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Several small flashes along the path, bright, large fragments clearly separating from the trail.