Reports Report 5618fy (Event 5618-2018)

Name Margo G
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Did not look like any meteor or "falling star" I have seen in the past. Looked like an explosion, then a tailspin, then a fall.
Address Redding, CA
Latitude 40° 35' 2.14'' N (40.583928°)
Longitude 122° 21' 50.48'' W (-122.364022°)
Elevation 149.735764m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-19 17:35 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-20 01:35 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 45°
Facing azimuth 195.96°
First azimuth 125.53°
First elevation 37°
Last azimuth 119.68°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 10°
Remarks There was a bright flash then a corkscrew trail that went pretty much straight down then a slightly curved trail that went down at about a 45 degree angle. It looked like a plane had exploded, then was spiraling down, then fell at a slightly curved angle.. Definitely a corkscrew downward motion directly after the bright flash.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -