Reports Report 5618dr (Event 5618-2018)

Name Charlotte L
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Probably have seen 3-4 fireballs this is the brightest/seemed closest I’ve ever seen and only one that left contrail that lasted greater than 10-15 min .retired flight attendant so have seen years of fascinating sky watching at different altitudes.
Address San Rafael, CA
Latitude 38° 0' 22.77'' N (38.006324°)
Longitude 122° 31' 40.43'' W (-122.527896°)
Elevation 2.223706m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:44 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:44 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 213°
Facing azimuth 315°
First azimuth 330°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 290°
Last elevation 43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration -
Length 99.99°
Remarks Fireball exploded went and got camera and see attached picture faded over longer than 10 min with center brighter like moon was lighting it from behind
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Large bright almost explosion like that’s when I went to get camera fragmentation seemed circular scattering sparkler like
Observation Yes
Remarks See above