Reports Report 3371n (Event 3371-2017)

Name Halley N
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks The red light had a soft whitish trail behind it in a V-shape as it streaked across the sky. It did not appear to be moving especially fast and the trail was visible the whole time. The trail is the reason I noticed it, like it was possibly burning up in the earth's atmosphere. At the end the light disappeared and then a second later the trail disappeared, as well. I have never seen anything like this before. EDIT: I just found a video that someone else took of the same event - It's not a very good or clear video but you can see the trail.
Address San Diego, CA
Latitude 32° 45' 39.38'' N (32.76094°)
Longitude 117° 7' 19.88'' W (-117.12219°)
Elevation 119.753m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-09-23 22:55 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-09-24 05:55 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 272.06°
First azimuth 272.23°
First elevation 31°
Last azimuth 202.1°
Last elevation 36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -