Reports Report 5618dr (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameCharlotte L
Experience Level3/5
RemarksProbably have seen 3-4 fireballs this is the brightest/seemed closest I’ve ever seen and only one that left contrail that lasted greater than 10-15 min .retired flight attendant so have seen years of fascinating sky watching at different altitudes.
Location
AddressSan Rafael, CA
Latitude38° 0' 22.77'' N (38.01°)
Longitude 122° 31' 40.43'' W (-122.53°)
Elevation2.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:44 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:44 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle213°
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth330°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth290°
Last elevation43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude25-
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-
Length99.99°
RemarksFireball exploded went and got camera and see attached picture faded over longer than 10 min with center brighter like moon was lighting it from behind
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksLarge bright almost explosion like that’s when I went to get camera fragmentation seemed circular scattering sparkler like
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above
Photo
Video