Reports Report 2856m (Event 2856-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2856-2015
Observer
NameSteve D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt came suddenly, when I was having my prayer time. This was the biggest fireball I've ever seen. (I reported it to the police department, and the dispatcher said that there was supposed to be an asteroid in the area. Maybe this was a piece of it.)
Location
AddressSanta Barbara, CA
Latitude34° 26' 35.51'' N (34.44°)
Longitude 119° 43' 49.04'' W (-119.73°)
Elevation81.49m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-10-31 05:20 PDT
UT Date & Time2015-10-31 12:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth69.06°
First azimuth90°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared as a long bluish white streak with small pieces breaking off from it. The long tail followed all the way down. I don't know if it hit the ground or not. It lit up the night sky.