Reports Report 1614j (Event 1614-2017)

Observer
Name Michael K
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Just that it was beautiful. I live in the westside of LA, which is a very vibrant urban metropolis but I have seen many amazing meteors in my time there. Especially when looking westward towards the ocean. I even saw a very strange one that I reported both here as well as to MUFON. Thank you for your time.
Location
Address Los Angeles, CA
Latitude 34° 1' 9.95'' N (34.01943°)
Longitude 118° 25' 16.28'' W (-118.42119°)
Elevation 40.901m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-05-07 21:09 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-05-08 04:09 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 106°
Moving
Facing azimuth 275.62°
First azimuth 204.89°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 285.58°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 10°
Remarks It was very fast, almost as if you streaked something moist atop a very hot surface and it evaporated really fast.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks Small pieces of fire bits came off in the train. It was beautiful and reminded me of magnesium burning.