Reports Report 5361ax (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameBrendan D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksA friend in North San Diego county reported seeing this same fireball. He reported seeing it in the NORTH sky, while I observed it in the Southeast. Likely are of entry in the atmosphere was between Lake Forest and North San Diego County, based on this.
Location
AddressLake Forest, CA
Latitude33° 36' 58.95'' N (33.62°)
Longitude 117° 42' 33.98'' W (-117.71°)
Elevation114.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-24 17:14 PST
UT Date & Time2017-12-25 01:14 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle124°
Moving
Facing azimuth131.3°
First azimuth84.97°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth127.69°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorLight Green, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksTotal duration of fireball 3-4 seconds, flame trail persisted ~1 second with glowing chunks coming off it, smoke trail in Southeastern sky lasted for several minutes.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSeveral small flashes along the path, bright, large fragments clearly separating from the trail.