Reports Report 4449i (Event 4449-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4449-2017
Observer
NameRyan N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThree others were present during the event. One relevant note, which I have not seen before with a fireball, is that it slowed down and had a steady light after it burned out. The initial burn was bright and obvious. Afterwards, it persisted as a small, orange light, which remained steady and continued across the sky for at least a minute. The best way I can explain its behavior would be to compare it to a shuttle re-entering the atmosphere. It seemed like a meteor, but then it flew steady and straight across the sky. One could easily have mistaken it for an airplane.
Location
AddressLos Angeles, CA
Latitude34° 2' 22.35'' N (34.04°)
Longitude 118° 11' 57.71'' W (-118.2°)
Elevation99.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-18 01:52 PST
UT Date & Time2017-11-18 09:52 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle265°
Moving
Facing azimuth251.1°
First azimuth260.57°
First elevation18°
Last azimuth181.61°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-