Reports Report 5618el (Event 5618-2018)

Name Patricia C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It was pretty great to see.
Address Lincoln, CA
Latitude 38° 58' 54.07'' N (38.981687°)
Longitude 121° 14' 48.93'' W (-121.246925°)
Elevation 172.778687m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:33 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:33 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 190°
Facing azimuth 264.88°
First azimuth 264.56°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 264.72°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 30s
Length 20°
Remarks Glowing train started to waver after 2 minutes. 50% stayed very bright. the rest at the tail began to go grey at the tail end and seemed disrupted by the wind.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw bright flash as I was watching horizon. Thought it was lightning but realized immediately that it was too big and slow moving for lightning.
Observation No
Remarks -