Reports Report 5989d (Event 5989-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5989-2019
Observer
NameBrian R
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressBorrego Springs, CA
Latitude33° 16' 52.4'' N (33.28°)
Longitude 116° 23' 26.63'' W (-116.39°)
Elevation191.27m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-11-25 23:25 PST
UT Date & Time2019-11-26 07:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle185°
Moving
Facing azimuth105°
First azimuth110°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth105°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball/meteorite/object appeared to break apart into a cluster of several others (perhaps 5 others) shortly after first observation (approx 1 second after first sighting). The objects each continued fiery descents along separate, but very similar trajectories for approx 2-3 seconds until they were no longer visible (e.g. in other words, they did not appear to fragment in opposing directions, as would be indicative of a blast or explosion).