Reports Report 4412r (Event 4412-2018)

Name Michael E
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I saw it fall almost straight down. I have never seen anything like it before. Was yellow/orange color and had a tail of fire on it as it fell until I couldn't see it due to buildings being in the way. We thought it was extremely close, like a plan or helicopter (military base next door)
Address San Diego, CA
Latitude 32° 48' 39.74'' N (32.811038°)
Longitude 117° 7' 51.59'' W (-117.130996°)
Elevation 127.542m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-10-27 18:45 PDT
UT Date & Time 2018-10-28 01:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 179°
Facing azimuth 167.09°
First azimuth -
First elevation -
Last azimuth 182.67°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -