Reports Report 1012ca (Event 1012-2017)

Name Brad K
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was watching TV, sitting in my living room, facing out the living room window with my wife when we heard a loud boom and saw a brief dull yellow flash. We both jumped up and tried to figure out what happened. Eventually I assumed it was thunder and lightning because it was a rainy night. But, there was only one instance and the sound was not the typical loud "crack" of close thunder but a loud "boom" with a near simultaneous flash of dull yellow. When I saw the news reports the following day (March 17, 2017) of a fireball seen over southern British Columbia and western Washington state I realized that what we heard and saw was likely the same event--probably a meteorite entering the atmosphere.
Address Chase, British Columbia (CA)
Latitude 50° 49' 14.94'' N (50.820816°)
Longitude 119° 41' 20.19'' W (-119.688943°)
Elevation 369m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-16 21:30 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-03-17 04:30 UT
Duration <1s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 128.98°
First azimuth 123.82°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 151.88°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Large single boom
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -