Reports Report 5105a (Event 5105-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5105-2018
Observer
NameSamantha B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWe're all looked up after the flash (coworkers and I) and saw a bright blue 'comet' straight above us heading south to north. It was straight but left a wavy smoke trail like an almost perfect squiggly line. It seemed silent, but we all wear hearing protection at the airport.
Location
AddressOntario, CA
Latitude34° 3' 10.83'' N (34.05°)
Longitude 117° 36' 54.34'' W (-117.62°)
Elevation280.72m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-11-20 03:30 PST
UT Date & Time2018-11-20 11:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle181°
Moving
Facing azimuth78.94°
First azimuth68.81°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth356.76°
Last elevation86°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration8s
Length35°
RemarksWavy smoke trail, like a perfect squiggly line but sort of straight on the side of the sky it shot from
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was like someone took a picture right in front of our faces with a baby blue tone. It lasted as long as a camera flash would. We looked up, and the 'comet' was there like something out of a slingshot, then it faded quickly and left the wavy smoke trail.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-