Reports Report 4500aj (Event 4500-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4500-2017
Observer
NameLee S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksPuzzling but wonderful experience. First thought was a plane blowing up then realized I did not see it fall....it streaked and was gone midair.
Location
AddressFountain Valley, CA
Latitude33° 42' 13.86'' N (33.7°)
Longitude 117° 57' 49.39'' W (-117.96°)
Elevation7.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-18 17:28 PST
UT Date & Time2017-11-19 01:28 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle102°
Moving
Facing azimuth167.61°
First azimuth154.49°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth166.25°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-4
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI was watching airplanes high in sky...Small dot which I thought was a plane coming at an angle toward me grew slightly then flashed into a fireball very brief and disappearred in midsky...did not descend to ground...it would be out over Pacific Ocean that direction as I was four miles from beach looking west.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw the fireball and then fragmentation was just a second. I definitely saw it burst into fire and swoosh it was gone.