Reports Report 5361ar (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameKim K
Experience Level3/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressCarlsbad, CA
Latitude33° 4' 51.1'' N (33.08°)
Longitude 117° 14' 35.19'' W (-117.24°)
Elevation73.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-24 17:14 PST
UT Date & Time2017-12-25 01:14 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle159°
Moving
Facing azimuth150°
First azimuth100°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth180°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere were at least 2 bright flashes accompanied by what appeared to be a loss of mass. Portions of the main mass separated from the main body at high altitude, and these fragments remained visible as white trailing objects for 1-2 seconds, behind the main body. The main body grew increasingly bright and vivid green as it descended lower into the atmosphere, and disappeared from my field of view about 10 degrees above the horizon due to structures across the street. One other adult witnessed the object. It is possible that some debris impacted the ground approximately 10-15 miles S of my location. I expected a sonic boom, however there was none so the object was probably >15 miles away when it slowed to subsonic. This was a really large meteor - biggest I have ever seen. I believe there will be impact fragments found in San Diego county.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere were two fragments that broke off the main body during descent