Reports Report 5618ew (Event 5618-2018)

Name Bonnie D
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This was like no shooting star or comet I’ve ever seen. It was large, bright white and "curly" it hung in the sky, I shot photograohs of it for about 5 minutes as the curly contrail grew blurry,
Address Saint Helena, CA
Latitude 38° 30' 24.09'' N (38.506693°)
Longitude 122° 27' 40.99'' W (-122.461386°)
Elevation 68.530289m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:36 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:36 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 218°
Facing azimuth 230.99°
First azimuth 237.4°
First elevation 55°
Last azimuth 231.02°
Last elevation 51°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration -
Length -
Remarks The trail became blurry and curlicue, looping at the top, a]with the ball in the middle, I shot ouctures for about 5 minutes.
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -