Reports Report 5618dx (Event 5618-2018)

Name Robert N
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The glowing trail (Noctilucent) was strikingly bright, it pierced high level cirrostratus clouds. My security camera also caught a time-lapse, I also sped up the video at the end so you can see trail dissipation.
Address Rancho Cordova, CA
Latitude 38° 34' 10.01'' N (38.569447°)
Longitude 121° 12' 7.9'' W (-121.202194°)
Elevation 64.901237m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:24 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:24 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 190°
Facing azimuth 255.04°
First azimuth 143.88°
First elevation 34°
Last azimuth 254.62°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 15°
Remarks Slightly billowing and stretched apart at different levels. Formed what looked like a ring or spiral at the top.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -