Reports Report 3330au (Event 3330-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3330-2014
Observer
NameDennis F
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was in my living room looking out through patio windows with clear view west up to 25 degrees above the horizon where view was then obstructed by over hanging balcony. I immediately held my upright fist out at arms length to judge the angle through which the fireball passed, figuring 5 deg per fist-height. I believe my view observed maybe 50% of the event as I saw the trail brighten from about -1 mag to -8 or -9 then end abruptly after bright flash. I often set up my telescope to observe from my patio so I am pretty sure about the azimuth of the event ending just a degree or so north of due west and trailing downward almost vertically from my perspective with no more than a few degrees (3-5) slant north-to-south in the overall east-to-west track.
Location
AddressHuntington Beach, CA
Latitude33° 43' 22.77'' N (33.72°)
Longitude 118° 3' 20.51'' W (-118.06°)
Elevation1.97m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-11-25 20:01 PST
UT Date & Time2014-11-26 04:01 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth273°
First azimuth274°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth272°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkssingle point flash, quite bright just1 or 2 degrees before the end of the trail
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-