Reports Report 5618dz (Event 5618-2018)

Name Craig H
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Brightest Fireball ever seen.
Address Cottonwood, CA
Latitude 40° 21' 41.45'' N (40.361515°)
Longitude 122° 11' 4.92'' W (-122.184701°)
Elevation 107.731506m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:34 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:34 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 220°
Facing azimuth 221.17°
First azimuth 249.11°
First elevation 33°
Last azimuth 214.39°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 30°
Remarks Very bright afterglow/smoke. Bightness peaked about 2/3 towards the end. Because the meteor fell at dusk, Noctilucent Cloud formation can't be ruled out.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -