Reports Report 1040a (Event 1040-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1040-2021
Observer
NameEmily V
Experience Level3/5
RemarksBoth my husband and I saw it while we were at a stop sign facing Joshua Tree National Park. It was the biggest, brightest thing we’ve seen and it seemed to just fall from the sky.
Location
AddressIndio, CA
Latitude33° 43' 37.2'' N (33.73°)
Longitude 116° 10' 0.11'' W (-116.17°)
Elevation10.49m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-02-22 19:22 PST
UT Date & Time2021-02-23 03:22 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle166°
Moving
Facing azimuth72.18°
First azimuth69.72°
First elevation44°
Last azimuth81.49°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was a very large white ball of light that seemed to increase in size as it got lower then it went out. My husband and I both saw it.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-