Reports Report 5618fl (Event 5618-2018)

Name Fab W
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I did not see the initial atmospheric entry, i was just able to observe the aftermath. Luckily I was about to set up a camera and tripod on Bernal Heights summit to try capturing the Delta IV heavy launch from VDB base, and was able to get a good shot of the train.
Address San Francisco, CA
Latitude 37° 44' 32.49'' N (37.742359°)
Longitude 122° 24' 56.68'' W (-122.415745°)
Elevation 116.019821m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:35 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:35 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 220°
Facing azimuth 250°
First azimuth 250°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 250°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 30°
Remarks long train that was starting to get stretched by high atmosphere winds
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -