Reports Report 1169k (Event 1169-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1169-2011
Observer
NameJane D
Experience Level3/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressOlancha, CA
Latitude36° 16' 54.78'' N (36.28°)
Longitude 118° 0' 23.3'' W (-118.01°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-10-14 22:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2011-10-15 05:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle45°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth350.81°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth1.07°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwent from blue to green t
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2.5s
Length-1°
RemarksIt looked like it flew across the top of the white mountains heading north toward Nevada. Bright white light the size of a soft ball with a blue train that sort of exploded to green, then shot off in full white light.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksThere could have been fragmentation when we saw it change color from blue to green; it seemed to slow as it did so but ended racing north beyond where we could see it land. We were driving when we saw it. Almost crashed we were so excited. Never saw anything like it.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-