Reports Report 5618em (Event 5618-2018)

Name Brian P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I am 47 years old and I spend a lot of time outdoors looking at the night sky. This was the most impressive meteor I ever saw
Address Auburn, CA
Latitude 38° 53' 44.22'' N (38.895618°)
Longitude 121° 4' 41.6'' W (-121.078223°)
Elevation 356.795807m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:30 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 182°
Facing azimuth 180°
First azimuth 180°
First elevation 80°
Last azimuth -
Last elevation 70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 90s
Length 10°
Remarks See attached photo. It lasted at least 10 minutes. It started straight but then got curly through time
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -