Reports Report 1616c (Event 1616-2017)

Name Sam D
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks The duration was around exactly 2 seconds, and the object was only observed from the shadow it cast through my window. I used the direction and brightness of the shadow to calculate the various parameters here.
Address Simi Valley, CA
Latitude 34° 13' 52.9'' N (34.23136°)
Longitude 118° 48' 20.63'' W (-118.80573°)
Elevation 339.864m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-07 23:47 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-08 06:47 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 204°
Facing azimuth 14.08°
First azimuth 15.14°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 15.26°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks I heard a low-pitched booming noise about 3 seconds before, although it could be unrelated
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The fireball brightened quickly for 1 second, then dimmed, then there was a brief bright flash at around 2 seconds, lasting for maybe 0.3 seconds.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -