Reports Report 7315dv (Event 7315-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7315-2022
Observer
NameEstelle S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt happened so quickly that my husband and I hardly believed what we saw. I've seen a few shooting stars high up in the sky during meteor showers in the summer months, but never, ever anything like this. This thing was BIG, and it appeared much lower on the horizon, instead of high up in the sky, like most shooting stars. We actually thought it might have hit somewhere nearby because it s arced movement seemed to actually end at the horizon line. We were in our car at the moment we saw it, stopped at a stoplight on a street corner (My husband, who was driving, spotted it at the same time I did and yelled). There was a female pedestrian standing on the corner who was also looking up at the sky. When it was over, I rolled down my window on the passenger side where I was seated, and said to her: "Did you SEE that?!" And she said, "Yes! What WAS that?" I told her I thought it was a meteor. Then the stoplight changed, and we drove on.
Location
AddressRiverside, CA
Latitude33° 54' 41.91'' N (33.91°)
Longitude 117° 27' 41.68'' W (-117.46°)
Elevation226.59m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-10-24 18:50 PDT
UT Date & Time2022-10-25 01:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle45°
Moving
Facing azimuth25°
First azimuth45°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksAlmost like a giant firecracker. there was a big ball of fire with a tail of sparks behind it going in an arcing movement toward the horizon.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-