Reports Report 5361cy (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameLois M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI first saw the flash of moving light through my window in a southwest direction. Initially, I thought it might be a plane on fire falling to earth. However, the trajectory and speed didn’t seem that to be a likely explanation. I assumed the object crashed and landed in the Santa Ana Mountains behind our home. I was concerned about fire given that we live in a hazardous brush area. I immediately ran outside and listened for the sounds of a crash, but never heard any. I never smelled any smoke. The falling object appeared to have white flames trailing behind it. There was no trail in the sky that I could detect although it was after the sun had set. The object was very low on the horizon which I found alarming. I have never seen anything like this in my 63 years.
Location
AddressCorona, CA
Latitude33° 47' 48.09'' N (33.8°)
Longitude 117° 31' 29.54'' W (-117.52°)
Elevation428.77m
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 Angle121°
Moving
Facing azimuth125°
First azimuth115°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth135°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-