Reports Report 5618w (Event 5618-2018)

Name ED P
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The smoke trail was glowing in the twilight sky, really bright smoke
Address Fresno, CA
Latitude 36° 49' 47.8'' N (36.829944°)
Longitude 119° 51' 50.79'' W (-119.864109°)
Elevation 95.79129m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:40 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:40 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 191°
Facing azimuth 270.11°
First azimuth 271.57°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 259.71°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 35°
Remarks A glowing smoke trail, I found it funny it wisped into a gaint question mark in the sky.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It looked to be heading down to earth ,extremely bright fireball and fire seemed to be breaking apart then poof it was a smoke trail.i was driving in traffic by the way
Observation Yes
Remarks It seemed to be breaking apart as it was falling to earth