Reports Report 3711v (Event 3711-2017)

Name Joe T
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks This is scary with the current NorCal fires.
Address Petaluma, CA
Latitude 38° 15' 21.72'' N (38.256033°)
Longitude 122° 38' 2.83'' W (-122.634119°)
Elevation 11.494m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-10-12 23:30 PDT
UT Date & Time 2017-10-13 06:30 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 99°
Facing azimuth 311.13°
First azimuth 241.74°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 16.81°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Orange, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 20°
Remarks I thought it was a plane until it glowed orange and red and started becoming brighter and breaking up.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Broke into a fiery trail flying low.