Reports Report 5361az (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameRick M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI've seen meteor showers in my life, but long ago. This was the most spectacular thing I've witnessed in the sky ever. While it was exciting, there was a brief concern because then object looked like it was very close and would land in Chino Hills State Park. Thought it was going to cause a wildfire.
Location
AddressChino Hills, CA
Latitude33° 55' 23.49'' N (33.92°)
Longitude 117° 42' 28.37'' W (-117.71°)
Elevation242.59m
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 Angle115°
Moving
Facing azimuth125.3°
First azimuth117.17°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth129.28°
Last elevation26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorAt first a green/blue flame that changed to orange. Then it appeared to disintegrate and broke apart with the pieces looking like flying sparks.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt seemed to break apart as if it had hit something. The pieces spread out and looked like flying sparks that burned out quickly.