Reports Report 2579at (Event 2579-2017)

Name Q and A
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The fact that I could hear it was amazing (and scary)!
Address Desert Hot Springs, CA
Latitude 33° 57' 19.78'' N (33.955495°)
Longitude 116° 29' 18.67'' W (-116.488519°)
Elevation 327.483m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-08-05 23:00 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-08-06 06:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 100°
Facing azimuth 245°
First azimuth 245°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 260°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Sizzling
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks Short glowing train
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It split into two, with a smaller red ball breaking off in a downward (i.e. toward the horizon) direction with the primary red ball continuing approximately parallel to the horizon.