Reports Report 1529eg (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameDavid W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe brightest fireball I have seen by magnitudes. Lit up the whole sky.
Location
AddressLaguna Beach, CA
Latitude33° 31' 45.31'' N (33.53°)
Longitude 117° 46' 17.7'' W (-117.77°)
Elevation22.57m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 22:00 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 05:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle114°
Moving
Facing azimuth154.43°
First azimuth124.22°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth196.7°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorGreen, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length60°
Remarks Huge Glowing train with brilliant green bright glow, Like when copper burns.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball had a white core surrounded by yellow, broke into about 5 pieces causing a bright white flash ending in glowing yellow. Large bright green tail.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBroke into 5 fragments very close to the ocean. Could have landed into the ocean.