Reports Report 3618h (Event 3618-2017)

Name Doug M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The appearance caught me by surprise; at first I wondered if someone had set off a fireworks rocket. Very bright, with an observable tail and flash as it disappeared near the horizon.
Address Ukiah, CA
Latitude 39° 11' 25.09'' N (39.190304°)
Longitude 123° 13' 30.87'' W (-123.225242°)
Elevation 222.129m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-08 20:05 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-09 03:05 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 145°
Facing azimuth 327.65°
First azimuth 316.89°
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth 336.81°
Last elevation 11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I observed the bright ball, with a tail as the ball arced downward toward the horizon. There was a flash as it disappeared.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -