Reports Report 2009aw (Event 2009-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2009-2018
Observer
NameJames M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI just happened to be looking at the right part of the sky at the right time, as the object passed through a viewing window between the trees of 1 to 2 degrees in width. Spectacular teal blue color 1/6 diameter of full moon, and as bright. About 30 minutes after sunset, eastern sky was still light.
Location
AddressRipon, CA
Latitude37° 44' 33.81'' N (37.74°)
Longitude 121° 8' 17.05'' W (-121.14°)
Elevation18.3m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-06-12 20:50 PDT
UT Date & Time2018-06-13 03:50 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle105°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth90°
First elevation
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorLight Blue/teal
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMinor Orange fragmentation bits on trailing edges, object appeared wide with fragmentation on top and bottom side trailing edges.