Reports Report 4500cg (Event 4500-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4500-2017
Observer
NameApril V
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAbsolutely the most spectacular thing I have ever observed in the sky! I don’t know whether I should rate my experience above as a 1 or a 2. I saw the comet a number of years ago, I’ve watched the occasional meteor shower, and I can locate a few constellations in the night sky. It looked like it was going to hit the mountaintop, but it didn’t.
Location
AddressLytle Creek, CA
Latitude34° 13' 12.94'' N (34.22°)
Longitude 117° 27' 55.43'' W (-117.47°)
Elevation760.09m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-18 17:25 PST
UT Date & Time2017-11-19 01:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle82°
Moving
Facing azimuth192.64°
First azimuth178.34°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth238.45°
Last elevation26°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorReddish-orange around edges
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-