Reports Report 5361el (Event 5361-2017)

Name Mark M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was in the mountains NW of Mt Palomar. I thought it was a fireworks rocket which would be extremely dangerous in that terrain. Arriving at friends house cross the valley NW of Palomar friends saw it also. Brightess, biggest I have ever seen.
Address Fallbrook, CA
Latitude 33° 23' 17.93'' N (33.388315°)
Longitude 117° 7' 50.16'' W (-117.130601°)
Elevation 483.066m
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 96°
Facing azimuth 150.19°
First azimuth 85°
First elevation 13°
Last azimuth 115.89°
Last elevation 14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -23
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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