Reports Report 5361v (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameSteve P
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAt first I thought it was some kind of fireworks. It quickly changed from green to blue to reddish orange and after about 2 seconds went down behind the mountains. It was obvious at that point that it was not a firework although at first it did seem quite close. A few fragments seemed to break off from the main body of the fireball, but only the main Fireball remained intact as it descended.
Location
AddressPalmdale, CA
Latitude34° 34' 45.13'' N (34.58°)
Longitude 118° 2' 33.78'' W (-118.04°)
Elevation799.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-24 17:05 PST
UT Date & Time2017-12-25 01:05 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle175°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth180°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth180°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorLight Green to Blue to a reddish orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI was in the Antelope Valley of the Mojave desert in California I saw the fireball go more or less straight down. It passed out of view as it went down on the other side of the San Gabriel mountains either landing in the mountains, or landing in the Los Angeles Basin or landing in the ocean.