Reports Report 5618n (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameRichard G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was super cool! I've seen meteor showers but this was something else. Looked like a firework until I realized it was actually super far away.
Location
AddressCoalinga, CA
Latitude36° 8' 38.48'' N (36.14°)
Longitude 120° 21' 53.23'' W (-120.36°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:40 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle210°
Moving
Facing azimuth268.88°
First azimuth-
First elevation27°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude17-
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length10°
RemarksYou can see it in my photo which was taken 2 min after I saw the flame.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA bright Redish Orange flare that entered the sky. It was large, maybe the (apparent) size of the moon when it is far away.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Photo