Reports Report 4500ac (Event 4500-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4500-2017
Observer
NameJoseph T
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI thought it was the end of the world. I’ve never seen a fireball that big or that long in duration before. I’ll never forget it.
Location
AddressMenifee, CA
Latitude33° 43' 5.27'' N (33.72°)
Longitude 117° 10' 1.96'' W (-117.17°)
Elevation474.17m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-18 17:30 PST
UT Date & Time2017-11-19 01:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle111°
Moving
Facing azimuth260°
First azimuth250°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth260°
Last elevation75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length30°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe blue teardrop grew and exploded into bright white fragments inside the teardrop with a white yellow outline
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBright white and yellow fragments inside a blue tear drop. They looked like a thousand stars or a sparkler inside of the teardrop