Reports Report 5618j (Event 5618-2018)

Name T O
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Amazing timing to see meteor, then shortly afterward NROL-71 launch from Vandenberg was scrubbed.
Address Ventura, CA
Latitude 34° 14' 42.98'' N (34.245272°)
Longitude 119° 15' 47.92'' W (-119.263312°)
Elevation -
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:45 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 340°
First azimuth 340°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 340°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 10°
Remarks Initally very bright. left 10 degree smoke trail that persisted for approx 5 minutes. Sky was nearly dark, but sun illuminated smoke trail. Winds quickly distorted the trail
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -