Reports Report 4500cg (Event 4500-2017)

Name April V
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Absolutely the most spectacular thing I have ever observed in the sky! I don’t know whether I should rate my experience above as a 1 or a 2. I saw the comet a number of years ago, I’ve watched the occasional meteor shower, and I can locate a few constellations in the night sky. It looked like it was going to hit the mountaintop, but it didn’t.
Address Lytle Creek, CA
Latitude 34° 13' 12.94'' N (34.22026°)
Longitude 117° 27' 55.43'' W (-117.465398°)
Elevation 760.085m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-18 17:25 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-11-19 01:25 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 82°
Facing azimuth 192.64°
First azimuth 178.34°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 238.45°
Last elevation 26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Reddish-orange around edges
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
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Terminal flash
Observation No
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Observation No
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