Reports Report 2579p (Event 2579-2017)

Name Terry G
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks My first meteorological experience seeing something so large and widespread. Truly lucky for me. Awe inspiring.
Address La Mesa, CA
Latitude 32° 45' 33.79'' N (32.759386°)
Longitude 116° 58' 10.67'' W (-116.969631°)
Elevation 219.246m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-08-05 22:01 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-08-06 05:01 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 281°
Facing azimuth 61.41°
First azimuth 79.01°
First elevation 58°
Last azimuth 15.75°
Last elevation 47°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 10°
Remarks One giant orange ball flashed across the sky going North. It broke up with the tail burning maybe 3 seconds, the rest of the fireball kept streaking (falling). Wasn't able to see it burn out, as trees were in the way.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks After seeing the initial fireball, it was huge and the moon almost full but it was so bright, it caught my eye. After about 3 seconds, it separated with the orange tail arced and slowly dissipating, the rest of the large piece still moving fast across the sky north, burning brightly. There was no sound. I