Reports Report 5618bu (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameBrandee B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis is the second fireball I witnessed this month! I did not report the first one.
Location
AddressSan Francisco, CA
Latitude37° 46' 45.39'' N (37.78°)
Longitude 122° 27' 40.37'' W (-122.46°)
Elevation59.27m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:32 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:32 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle187°
Moving
Facing azimuth266.41°
First azimuth264.88°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth263.03°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorOrange, Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length20°
Remarksit was glowing, and lasted a long time. There are lots of pictures of the train online already
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksit looked like an explosion, and had sparkles that came off it
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw what must have been a large black chunk falling straight down towards the ocean very slow (I barely saw it move). it must have been huge though