Reports Report 5618z (Event 5618-2018)

Name Morgan A
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This "glowing trail" is starting lol hanging in the air. I first thought this was a local rocket launch that had been scheduled here in CA near San lLuis Obispo, but I realized that was impossible due to 1. Direction and 2. The launch had been postponed due to a hydrogen leak.
Address , CA
Latitude 36° 49' 53.91'' N (36.831643°)
Longitude 121° 23' 47.55'' W (-121.396541°)
Elevation 97.207527m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:39 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:39 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 264°
Facing azimuth 289.74°
First azimuth 294.15°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 280.74°
Last elevation 38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 35°
Remarks Glowing, snake-like left to right trail that seemed to come forward and down, southwest to southeast.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -