Reports Report 5812a (Event 5812-2018)

Name Kevin T
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Final bright blue plume before disappearing below ridge 1 mile distant was exceptional; and vertical descent and broadness and brightness of late portion of trail which I saw 5-10 x typical meteors.
Address Woodacre, CA
Latitude 38° 0' 28.74'' N (38.007982°)
Longitude 122° 37' 42.88'' W (-122.628577°)
Elevation 234.673645m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-29 18:00 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-30 02:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth 218.02°
First azimuth 213.81°
First elevation 24°
Last azimuth 218.97°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Blue, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw broad bright yellow streak toward end of vertical fall which bloomed or exploded into much broader bright blue flash just before disappearing below the horizon.
Observation No
Remarks -