Reports Report 2169v (Event 2169-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2169-2017
NameJoe S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI know it sounds ridiculous to have a meteor show up at a fireworks show but it did. It was at the Huntington Beach 4th of July fireworks show and we had a prime seat on the beach. Everyone around stopped and said the same thing. "That's not a firework." "Wow it's a meteorite!" "That's insane we got a shooting star in the middle of the show!" - It was more at the tail end. It came from the sky and it moved fast. The streak lasted a few seconds but it was light blue/green and it appeared overhead and streaked towards the ocean. Way above the fireworks display. We all stopped to look away from the fireworks show to look at it streak across the sky. Space gave us its own firework show at the exact same time. :)
AddressHuntington Beach, CA
Latitude33° 39' 41.41'' N (33.66°)
Longitude 118° 0' 36.01'' W (-118.01°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-07-04 21:13 PDT
UT Date & Time2017-07-05 04:13 UT
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle248°
Facing azimuth218.27°
First azimuth289.28°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth223.31°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorLight Blue, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Terminal flash
RemarksThough it was during a fireworks show everyone said the same thing. That's not a firework. It came from the sky and it moved fast but because it was so high up it seemed to last a few seconds. We all stopped looking away from the fireworks show to look at it streak. Space gave us its own light show at the exact same time. :) At the end of the streak it gave off a flash but it was more from fragmentation. Just 2 pieces..
RemarksFragmentation wasn't until the very end and split into 2 pieces. One kept the same trajectory and the other shot down off of it but it faded out right after that.