Reports Report 1255o (Event 1255-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1255-2012
Observer
NameVincent S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksLuckily I was able to recognize the ramp along the bike trail, so I was able to get a fairly accurate starting position. The fireball seemed like it was very close, though I don\'t have a very good frame for size reference. If it wasn\'t extremely close, it must have been absolutely massive. A friend of mine replied to my Facebook post claiming to see it too, though she has been known to lie for attention. Unfortunately I can\'t speak for her location or experience.
Location
AddressLong Beach, CA
Latitude33° 49' 2.75'' N (33.82°)
Longitude 118° 12' 17.67'' W (-118.2°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-09-03 22:17 PDT
UT Date & Time2012-09-04 05:17 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth178.82°
First azimuth174.88°
First elevation78°
Last azimuth178.34°
Last elevation44°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorBright blue with orange o
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksNo sound. I was on the riverbed bike path, which seems to amplify sounds, though I didn\'t hear anything. There are nearby streets, though, which may have drowned out any sound I might have heard.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration2s
Length12°
RemarksMain portion of the fireball was blue with orange starting farther up the tail.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksFragmentation was possible, but I could be mistaken. Seemed like orange bits were coming off of the end, but it could have just been flame.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-