Reports Report 5618bc (Event 5618-2018)

Name Jennifer G
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Not positive it was a meteor.
Address Redwood City, CA
Latitude 37° 28' 51.57'' N (37.480991°)
Longitude 122° 13' 7.94'' W (-122.218872°)
Elevation 5.194912m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:30 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 184°
Facing azimuth 283.6°
First azimuth 282.67°
First elevation 57°
Last azimuth 277.9°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -5
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 30°
Remarks Smoke trail. Very white. Drifted over time, seemed relatively close to the ground.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Object at tip of fireball seemed pointed, and continued shooting downward beyond terminal flash (but smoke didn't continue).
Observation No
Remarks -