Reports Report 5105l (Event 5105-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5105-2018
Observer
NameScott F
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe were walking to the car on the way to work, and everything lit up like a lightening flash. Turned around and saw a glowing ball moving across the sky, upwards. It had a glowing trail, which faded after a few seconds to smoke. The ball disappeared after a few seconds too. It did not go all the way across the sky. It seemed too high to be a firework, and there was no explosion or sound with it. It was traveling upwards at a moderate angle.
Location
AddressIrvine, CA
Latitude33° 41' 50.33'' N (33.7°)
Longitude 117° 44' 17.57'' W (-117.74°)
Elevation93.3m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-11-20 04:18 PST
UT Date & Time2018-11-20 12:18 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle290°
Moving
Facing azimuth35°
First azimuth50°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth20°
Last elevation60°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorLight Yellow/Light Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length12°
RemarksGlowing train, which faded leaving a smoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWe were facing the opposite direction walking to our car, and everything lit up for a second, like a lightening flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-