Reports Report 5361h (Event 5361-2017)

Name Mistyne H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I wasn’t sure if it was fireworks, since it was Christmas Eve in the SoCal desert.
Address Palm Desert, CA
Latitude 33° 43' 27.27'' N (33.724243°)
Longitude 116° 23' 29.81'' W (-116.391614°)
Elevation 65.478m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-24 17:35 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-25 01:35 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 127°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 94.96°
First elevation 15°
Last azimuth 25°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange, yellow, gold
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 10°
Remarks It was a gold metallic glow
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It exploded with a white flash and forced another part forward, while the back part started to slow and drop.
Observation Yes
Remarks Yes, after it exploded. The front part went further than the golden glowing train.