Reports Report 5618w (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameED P
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe smoke trail was glowing in the twilight sky, really bright smoke
Location
AddressFresno, CA
Latitude36° 49' 47.8'' N (36.83°)
Longitude 119° 51' 50.79'' W (-119.86°)
Elevation95.79m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:40 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:40 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle191°
Moving
Facing azimuth270.11°
First azimuth271.57°
First elevation38°
Last azimuth259.71°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude16-
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length35°
RemarksA glowing smoke trail, I found it funny it wisped into a gaint question mark in the sky.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked to be heading down to earth ,extremely bright fireball and fire tail.it seemed to be breaking apart then poof it was a smoke trail.i was driving in traffic by the way
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt seemed to be breaking apart as it was falling to earth
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