Reports Report 4449e (Event 4449-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4449-2017
Observer
NameRoberto H
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI first thought that it was a helicopter. Then the light went from white to a yellow/orange color. Then it split into two. it seemed to travel from east to west just south of my position. I lost sight of it because of the hill south of the 60 freeway by Whittier.
Location
AddressCity of Industry, CA
Latitude34° 0' 27.24'' N (34.01°)
Longitude 117° 58' 4.29'' W (-117.97°)
Elevation105.6m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-18 01:45 PST
UT Date & Time2017-11-18 09:45 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle264°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth110.15°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth196.53°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fire ball split into 2. They both had a tail. Then the lowest fireball disappeared after about 5 seconds. The top one had a tail for about 8 seconds. the tail disappeared but the light was visible. As it flew from west to east; it started growing a tail again. Then I lost sight of it because of a hill.