Reports Report 2579y (Event 2579-2017)

Name Joe C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It felt very close, much closer than any other shooting star I've seen. And it was slow, much slower than any shooting star I've seen. It was slow enough that my friend's mom was able to say "Look, a shooting star!" and I turned completely around and watched it for a good two seconds before it split and then went out.
Address Jamul, CA
Latitude 32° 44' 36.67'' N (32.74352°)
Longitude 116° 53' 21.84'' W (-116.889401°)
Elevation 166.371m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-08-05 21:38 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-08-06 04:38 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth 146.3°
First azimuth 141.58°
First elevation -
Last azimuth 351.45°
Last elevation 32°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length -
Remarks It was a glowing train that was quite a distance behind the fireball. Not sure to say how long train was based on the "degree," so I'll leave it blank for now.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Right before the fireball went out, there was a split. I'd say for 90% of the time we saw the "meteor[?]" it was one entity. The last 10% there were two entities.