Reports Report 5361bq (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameLin E
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have witnessed the Perseid showers in August in Canada, but this was like something I have Never seen before! It was bright and low and had white-like smoke trailing from it as it fell to earth. We were looking to the west when it just appeared in our view. It was large, and we watched it for 2-3 seconds as it disappeared behind the San Jacinto mountains. We are in Palm Springs on a holiday.
Location
AddressPalm Springs, CA
Latitude33° 49' 47.93'' N (33.83°)
Longitude 116° 32' 39.15'' W (-116.54°)
Elevation145.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-24 17:15 PST
UT Date & Time2017-12-25 01:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle127°
Moving
Facing azimuth228.47°
First azimuth227.37°
First elevation58°
Last azimuth238.49°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksIt was a very bright white light with white-like smoke trailing behind. We watched it for 2 to 3 seconds and it disappeared behind the San Jacinto mountains. We were on our 2nd floor balcony looking west when it came falling into our view. We asked the people in the hot tub below us if they saw it, but they were looking the other way. It was an incredible sight.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-