Reports Report 1170a (Event 1170-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1170-2018
Observer
NameJeremy H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksInitially, I was scanning the northern quadrant of the sky but it was both large and bright enough to be seen from my left in my peripheral vision as it sparked into being, despite the heavy marine layer tonight. It definitely grabbed my attention. I watched it travel from south to north (give or take a few degrees) for a total and approximate time of 5 seconds, possibly even 6 seconds, before I lost sight of it beyond the roof tops of the neighboring houses. The head was entirely green (emerald to peridot), with a coma that shifted to a golden-yellow color; most likely an iron-copper meteor. The tail was golden-yellow to light amber; very long, and it fountained like a signal flare. Some very small, magma-orange fragmentation peeling away from the rear half of the head was also noticed (slightly cooler material). It was one of the better fireballs that I have seen in the past few years; a beautiful specimen that would have most assuredly scared the freakin' bajeezus out of someone from the Medieval period. I'm fairly confident that this particular meteor could be classified as a green fireball due to its color, size, and duration.
Location
AddressFullerton, CA
Latitude33° 52' 38.77'' N (33.88°)
Longitude 117° 54' 13.34'' W (-117.9°)
Elevation58.98m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-31 00:45 PDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-31 07:45 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle109°
Moving
Facing azimuth289.91°
First azimuth246.79°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth329.76°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorGreen, Light Green, Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSmall, golden yellow and molten orange fragments peeling away from the head, which flashed between green and light green, with a very long and bright, sun-yellow tail.