Reports Report 133a (Event 133-2018)

Name Marc L
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I have been in avaition as both a career and hobby for over 17yrs. I initially thought this was a military aircraft due to speed of the object. The object initially caught my eye due to changing intensity of the glow. (There were aircraft in the same airspace). Then witnessed a very bright flash and then the glowing trail above a ridge line of the Kooalu Mountain Range
Address Honolulu, HI
Latitude 21° 22' 2.37'' N (21.367326°)
Longitude 157° 55' 39.14'' W (-157.92754°)
Elevation 5.158m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-01-10 19:05 HST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-11 05:05 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 262°
Facing azimuth 29.51°
First azimuth 32.07°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 347.25°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 10°
Remarks Saw a glowing train with an orange glow and tiny glowing yellow granules which trailed longer then the main glowing object as it left my view
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks I initially thought I was witnessing a military jet crashing. I saw multiple bright glows similar to explosions. This is what caught my eye. It was also in an area not frequented by civilian aircraft