Reports Report 5932af (Event 5932-2018)

Name Jacob B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks -
Address , CA
Latitude 38° 4' 3.19'' N (38.067553°)
Longitude 122° 42' 16.14'' W (-122.704483°)
Elevation 52.009182m
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 181°
Facing azimuth 345.88°
First azimuth 6.52°
First elevation 68°
Last azimuth 359.47°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 50°
Remarks Trail was white the whole time and it persisted as contrail then a few degrees of final travel the meteorglowed bright orange without leaving more trail but was increasing in brightness until it suddenly disappeared . My interpretation was that the tail was water vapor from ice subliming then of an iron core heating to incandescence and vaporizing. Beautiful lengthening white trail morphing to glowing ember.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -