Reports Report 5618z (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameMorgan A
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis "glowing trail" is starting lol hanging in the air. I first thought this was a local rocket launch that had been scheduled here in CA near San lLuis Obispo, but I realized that was impossible due to 1. Direction and 2. The launch had been postponed due to a hydrogen leak.
Location
Address, CA
Latitude36° 49' 53.91'' N (36.83°)
Longitude 121° 23' 47.55'' W (-121.4°)
Elevation97.21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:39 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:39 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle264°
Moving
Facing azimuth289.74°
First azimuth294.15°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth280.74°
Last elevation38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude25-
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length35°
RemarksGlowing, snake-like left to right trail that seemed to come forward and down, southwest to southeast.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Photo