Reports Report 5618av (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameMary-Michael W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was dramatic and significant and very clear. I thought i would hear reports about a meteor landing somewhere in SF or the ocean. Or, read about other reports of people who saw it. I've never seen anything so clear, and large- fast falling w/ a real comet-like trail behind it. Those around us sitting outside, all were impressed. Though it was past sunset, the sky was still light enough. I was sitting outside in Russian Hill area of SF, facing West. It was falling toward the South direction. I uploaded a photo that was taken about 2-3 minutes after it had fallen. Sorry i didn't take one earlier.
Location
AddressSan Francisco, CA
Latitude37° 47' 43.84'' N (37.8°)
Longitude 122° 25' 6.63'' W (-122.42°)
Elevation67.53m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:35 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:35 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle206°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth-
First elevation60°
Last azimuth241.05°
Last elevation60°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude18-
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length-
RemarksThis was a HUGE train of light. The straight trail lasting a minute. And it was white, and wide. I finally took a photo, two minutes later, and three minutes later. By that time, the trail had curved and no longer straight. But i was surprised that it lasted as long as it did, at least 5 minutes.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Photo