Reports Report 4477bp (Event 4477-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4477-2019
Observer
NameBradford I
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was sitting in my backyard looking skyward at the clear, starlit night. Out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of what I thought was a shooting star, but it quickly grew to become a fireball with a long, fiery tail. The relative size was stunning. If the north star is a pinprick in the sky, this was the size of a large pea, and it looked improbably close. Duration was 4-5 seconds. No sound, and I didn't remain long enough to hear any sonic report. It was spectacular, almost surreal. Unlike anything I've ever seen!
Location
AddressSanta Barbara, CA
Latitude34° 26' 36.1'' N (34.44°)
Longitude 119° 39' 57.54'' W (-119.67°)
Elevation138.96m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-17 20:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2019-09-18 03:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle265°
Moving
Facing azimuth20.78°
First azimuth60.3°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth315.41°
Last elevation32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorRed, orange, white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-