Reports Report 5618j (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameT O
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAmazing timing to see meteor, then shortly afterward NROL-71 launch from Vandenberg was scrubbed.
Location
AddressVentura, CA
Latitude34° 14' 42.98'' N (34.25°)
Longitude 119° 15' 47.92'' W (-119.26°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:45 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth340°
First azimuth340°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth340°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude18-
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length10°
RemarksInitally very bright. left 10 degree smoke trail that persisted for approx 5 minutes. Sky was nearly dark, but sun illuminated smoke trail. Winds quickly distorted the trail
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Photo