Reports Report 1159m (Event 1159-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1159-2018
Observer
NameMary R
Experience Level2/5
RemarksAwakened by massive sound that I could only compare to a sonic boom. Hearing the first one got us up, hearing the 2nd one around the flash was really interesting.
Location
AddressRedding, CA
Latitude40° 28' 3.15'' N (40.47°)
Longitude 122° 10' 58.57'' W (-122.18°)
Elevation140.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-30 00:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2018-03-30 07:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle218°
Moving
Facing azimuth125°
First azimuth125°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth123°
Last elevation41°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksHeard one sonic boom that woke me up, and then another one nearer to the flash in the sky. Sonic booms were corroborated by husband and sister-in-law. Sister-in-law also saw the flash. I was wondering if it was an early piece of the Chinese satellite. We are visiting in northern California.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFlash was sudden, fairly large in size (relatively speaking for distance) and had a short-lived tail. Could not see fragmentation, as we were too far away. We saw it out of our bedroom windows looking southeast in the sky.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-