Reports Report 5618da (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameJane N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksYour form should allow a person to put in estimated or range of times so you get more accurate data. In order to complete the questions, I had to enter exact amounts. For example 300 seconds, when I was not looking at a clock. I saw it at dusk,
Location
AddressAptos, CA
Latitude36° 58' 46.78'' N (36.98°)
Longitude 121° 54' 29.61'' W (-121.91°)
Elevation49.59m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:45 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:45 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle196°
Moving
Facing azimuth331.1°
First azimuth353.24°
First elevation48°
Last azimuth357.47°
Last elevation39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite with a bright white wavy unusual contrail left in the sky
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length15°
RemarksGlowing white train that got wider as time passed, not straight like a jet contrail. I didn't look at my watch, so I had to estimate the time in your previous page since it didn't allow a range. I watched the train for at least 5 minutes before the driver turned and I lost sight of it.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-