Reports Report 5361cc (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameEllen S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI thought it was an airplane on fire at first but it was going too fast for that. Closest and brightest meteor I’ve ever seen
Location
AddressRancho Mirage, CA
Latitude33° 47' 34.92'' N (33.79°)
Longitude 116° 25' 46.77'' W (-116.43°)
Elevation103.27m
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 Angle119°
Moving
Facing azimuth183.78°
First azimuth186.64°
First elevation56°
Last azimuth219.22°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-21
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksLooked like it was on fire
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked the the ball was on fire and breaking up, with a Smokey trail or balloon behind it. Moving very fast