Reports Report 5531e (Event 5531-2017)

Name Chris D
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Fun addition to a game of kick the can and birthday party.
Address Vancouver, British Columbia (CA)
Latitude 49° 15' 17.23'' N (49.254787°)
Longitude 123° 7' 33.88'' W (-123.126078°)
Elevation 57.587m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-30 18:56 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 02:56 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 114°
Facing azimuth 180°
First azimuth 170°
First elevation 29°
Last azimuth 190°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 15°
Remarks 4 separate forks (parallel) from first fire ball. Smoke trail was very brief and faint. The glowing trail was quite distinct.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The last puffs of fire were the brightest. I think there were at least 2 larger terminal flashes out of the 4 branches.
Observation Yes
Remarks There were a few larger puffs of fire along each of the four branches. They were all connected by the glowing trail.