Reports Report 5618n (Event 5618-2018)

Name Richard G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It was super cool! I've seen meteor showers but this was something else. Looked like a firework until I realized it was actually super far away.
Address Coalinga, CA
Latitude 36° 8' 38.48'' N (36.144022°)
Longitude 120° 21' 53.23'' W (-120.364786°)
Elevation -
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:40 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:40 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 210°
Facing azimuth 268.88°
First azimuth -
First elevation 27°
Last azimuth -
Last elevation 14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -17
Color Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 10°
Remarks You can see it in my photo which was taken 2 min after I saw the flame.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks A bright Redish Orange flare that entered the sky. It was large, maybe the (apparent) size of the moon when it is far away.
Observation No
Remarks -