Reports Report 3618k (Event 3618-2017)

Name William M
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks -
Address Menlo Park, CA
Latitude 37° 26' 49.84'' N (37.447177°)
Longitude 122° 10' 19.28'' W (-122.172021°)
Elevation 23.575m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-08 20:00 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-09 03:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 165°
Facing azimuth 310°
First azimuth 291.28°
First elevation 17°
Last azimuth 289.68°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color White, Yellow, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Remarks A white or gray trail that faded fairly quickly, as the fireball changed color from white to yellowish-orange. I remember wondering whether it was an aircraft or some kind of explosive rather than a meteoroid—it reminded me more of an ember from a campfire than a shooting star.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -