Reports Report 5361eg (Event 5361-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5361-2017
Observer
NameROBERT V
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI WAS DRIVING SOUTH ON HARBOR BLVD WHEN WE WITNESSED THIS.THERE WERE THREE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CAR AND ALL WITNESSED IT. I'VE SEEN THESE BEFORE, BUT NOT AS FRAGMENTED, NOT AS LONG AND DEFINATELY NOT AS LOW. BASED ON CURRENT POLITICS, IT GAVE US A MOMENTARY SCARE.WE ARRIVED AT THE HARBOR FOR A CHRISTMAS LIGHT BOAT TOUR AND NO ONE ELSE WE SPOKE TO SAW THIS AND I CANNOT FIND ANY SUPPORTING REPORTS.ALSO, MY SON AND I DID SEE A "TRAIL" ILLUMINATED BY THE LAST SUNLIGHT ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER BUT WE COULD NOT AGREE IF IT WAS ORGANIC OR MAN MADE, IT JUST LOOKED DIFFERENT FROM THE BASIC CONTRAILS WE SEE IN THAT AREA.THERE ARE TWO MILITARY BASES IN THAT AREA, NAVAL BASE PT HUENEME AND FURTHER SOUTH PT MUGU NAVAL AIR STATION.IT WAS PROBABLY OFFSHORE AND VERY VISIBLE FROM THE COAST OF VENTURA COUNTY / MALIBU.
Location
AddressVentura, CA
Latitude34° 15' 7.97'' N (34.25°)
Longitude 119° 15' 31.89'' W (-119.26°)
Elevation6.56m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-24 17:20 PST
UT Date & Time2017-12-25 01:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle118°
Moving
Facing azimuth141.45°
First azimuth130.35°
First elevation22°
Last azimuth155.73°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkskind of gradual as it fragmented then faded quickly
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkslarger single object then fragmented into several... imagine a missile launching multiple warheads.