Reports Report 5932ar (Event 5932-2018)

Name Caroline B
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks This is the 2nd fireball I've seen in 2018, and the 2nd in my lifetime so far. The first one was about Mid February, early evening, from the same quadrant in the sky.
Address Millbrae, CA
Latitude 37° 36' 2.7'' N (37.60075°)
Longitude 122° 23' 14.19'' W (-122.387275°)
Elevation 3.42765m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-31 06:50 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-31 14:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 182°
Facing azimuth 325°
First azimuth 325°
First elevation 53°
Last azimuth 325°
Last elevation 43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 12°
Remarks Once the flash happened, the smoke trail appeared overhead (above it) with a twisty, windy shape to it, then disappeared altogether.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Bright bluish white light.similar to an oncoming plane headlight, but grew very large very quickly, with a flash at the end and a smoke trail above it.
Observation No
Remarks -