Reports Report 850ae (Event 850-2017)

Name Welch I
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I sell flying toys at night. As a result I've seen three fireballs over the last couple years
Address Ventura, CA
Latitude 34° 15' 37.68'' N (34.260466°)
Longitude 119° 13' 56.09'' W (-119.232247°)
Elevation 38.874m
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 up left to down right
Descent Angle 160°
Facing azimuth 115.87°
First azimuth 97.61°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 115.54°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Light Blue, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw the fireball high above the horizon. As I was about halfway down it became very bright all of a sudden, and then it gradually lost brightness and went from being white to yellow color. The initial colors were a light yellow and blue. Towards the end it was a true yellow
Observation No
Remarks -