Reports Report 827a (Event 827-2017)

Name Jennifer H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks At first i thought ot was a plane and was going to crash. Then i realized it was something else. Very bright snd beautiful. I was driving northwest on 101 near san rafael california.
Address San Rafael, CA
Latitude 38° 0' 8.65'' N (38.002404°)
Longitude 122° 32' 18.39'' W (-122.538441°)
Elevation 9.547m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-28 04:45 PST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-28 12:45 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 330°
First azimuth 320°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 350°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length -
Remarks Bright glow then orange tip like a bright cigarette being smoked at night. Then a poof like being extinguished in water.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks See above. Very bright orange glow.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -