Reports Report 850ab (Event 850-2017)

Name Rhonda G
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This was the most exciting sighting I have ever seen. That's why I'm up at 4:43 am writing about this. It was so large and lasted so long I couldn't believe what I was seeing at first. It could have lasted 6 seconds - it was in the perfect spot as we were driving down Ventura Blvd. Again, I feel bad I didn't note the exact time, but after 9:30 pm. I guess. My husband was stunned at the tail, I couldn't believe how large it was and the "explosion" at the end.
Address Los Angeles, CA
Latitude 34° 8' 48.57'' N (34.146825°)
Longitude 118° 25' 27.46'' W (-118.424295°)
Elevation 193.382m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-03 21:30 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-03-04 05:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 72°
Facing azimuth 97.26°
First azimuth 93.93°
First elevation 54°
Last azimuth 107.95°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -23
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks At the end there seemed to be a little brighter flash with a piece flying off of original fire ball
Observation Yes
Remarks As the fireball streaked across the sky it looked as if it was getting larger - it exploded and a piece/fragment came off original sighting - it was a tiny piece compared to the huge meteor / fire ball that we saw in the beginning - I am not sure of the exact time, I was too excited to check. After 9:30 pm LA time.