Reports Report 4846k (Event 4846-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4846-2016
Observer
NameGene L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have seen many meteors in my life time, and whether this was meteor or burning space junk it was quite brilliant, and the tail surprised me the the most because of it's duration and the way it changed from wide smoky red to narrow bright white. 3 to 4 seconds is a long time to observe a meteor tail.
Location
AddressDayton, NV
Latitude39° 16' 58.99'' N (39.28°)
Longitude 119° 32' 51.51'' W (-119.55°)
Elevation1322.39m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-12-02 05:35 PST
UT Date & Time2016-12-02 13:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth235.23°
First azimuth102.93°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth105.3°
Last elevation50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length20°
RemarksThe glow from the trail started like a wide smoky red then faded into a anrrow bright long white trail. Quite spectacular to see.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was at first a very bright light from the corner of my eye, I turned to see the burst brilliant white, and then watched as the trail glow wide red then fade to a brilliant white narrow streak. I turned my radio down to listen for an explosion but heard none.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-