Reports Report 3371z (Event 3371-2017)

Name Phil R
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks At first I thought it was a comet because the trail was so wide, but then it just disappeared. I cannot compare it to Comet, meteor, fireball or missile/rocket trail. Do not really know what it was. But it was gone quickly, not like a comet
Address Long Beach, CA
Latitude 33° 45' 52.94'' N (33.764705°)
Longitude 118° 12' 9'' W (-118.2025°)
Elevation 4.674m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-23 22:50 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-24 05:50 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 279°
Facing azimuth 185.08°
First azimuth 186.06°
First elevation 37°
Last azimuth 193.37°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color bright hazy white
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 10s
Remarks glowing hazy bright train, wide fanned out like a wake on the water
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -