Reports Report 5618bj (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameSteve M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksExceptionally bright - enough to immediately draw my attention while driving. Because I was in a car I didn't hear anything but I observed a couple of purple emerging from a house to look at the plunge, so there may have been sound.
Location
AddressBerkeley, CA
Latitude37° 52' 40.41'' N (37.88°)
Longitude 122° 16' 24.1'' W (-122.27°)
Elevation60.99m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:34 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:34 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle196°
Moving
Facing azimuth256.12°
First azimuth260.37°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth258.97°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude18-
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99s
Length10°
RemarksGlowing, persisted for at least 10 minutes. Initially straight, gradually distorted but did not dissipate - even after several minutes the train was roughly the same dimensions, just twisted.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksVery brief, bright white flash immediately followed by a glowing train of smoke
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
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