Reports Report 3861h (Event 3861-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3861-2017
Observer
NameNicholas K
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI've seen many "shooting stars" before, but this was extremely bright and reached very close to the ground. I was on a cliff of a just a few hundred feet of elevation, and the meteor seemed to actually cross the horizon, and therefore got at least within a few hundred feet of the ground. It was shocking to see.
Location
AddressLos Angeles, CA
Latitude33° 58' 12.42'' N (33.97°)
Longitude 118° 25' 18.54'' W (-118.42°)
Elevation42.78m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-10-19 01:15 PDT
UT Date & Time2017-10-19 08:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle154°
Moving
Facing azimuth332.26°
First azimuth323.16°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth329.31°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe ball of fire seemed to have slightly split off a few smaller burning pieces just before it burned out around or below the horizon.