Reports Report 120f (Event 120-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 120-2020
Observer
NameJoe R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI originally noticed the fireball in my peripheral vision while standing in my backyard, doing other things. I do not know how long the fireball was visible before I looked up. It was the most detailed I'd ever seen; completely in the yellow-orange spectrum, and silent. I listed for delayed booms, and there were none. This was surprising to me, since the detail visible in the fireball was so great, it seemed to be rather close. I know this is very illusory.
Location
AddressAlhambra, CA
Latitude34° 6' 9.86'' N (34.1°)
Longitude 118° 8' 22.81'' W (-118.14°)
Elevation167.7m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-05 17:27 PST
UT Date & Time2020-01-06 01:27 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle46°
Moving
Facing azimuth355.88°
First azimuth357.16°
First elevation71°
Last azimuth27.94°
Last elevation81°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSeveral smaller flares leaving the main body at small angles to the trajectory. Each left its own short tail of incandescence. Pieces/flares were yellow-white, tails were orange-yellow.