Reports Report 5361er (Event 5361-2017)

Name Brenda W
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It was surreal. Came out of nowhere high in the sky while I was driving right in front of me as if it came out of the atmosphere jolted downward like a huge fireball looked as if it was going to hit the ground then it disappeared leaving a slight light colored white and yellowish trail for a couple seconds. It lasted a good 3-4 secs total. I couldn't believe no other cars pulled over. It was scary yet a feeling of excitement that I wanted to share with others that saw it too, but nobody seemed to care. There had to have been others that saw it it was way to big and bright for people to not see it. Maybe they thought it was another rocket.
Address , AZ
Latitude 32° 38' 49.28'' N (32.647022°)
Longitude 114° 13' 2.86'' W (-114.217462°)
Elevation 92.46m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-24 18:15 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-25 01:15 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 187°
Facing azimuth 291.21°
First azimuth 317.65°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 289.76°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 20°
Remarks It had a vague trail behind it not so bright but lingered for a couple seconds
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -