Reports Report 5618dx (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameRobert N
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe glowing trail (Noctilucent) was strikingly bright, it pierced high level cirrostratus clouds. My security camera also caught a time-lapse, I also sped up the video at the end so you can see trail dissipation.
Location
AddressRancho Cordova, CA
Latitude38° 34' 10.01'' N (38.57°)
Longitude 121° 12' 7.9'' W (-121.2°)
Elevation64.9m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:24 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:24 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle190°
Moving
Facing azimuth255.04°
First azimuth143.88°
First elevation34°
Last azimuth254.62°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorLight Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length15°
RemarksSlightly billowing and stretched apart at different levels. Formed what looked like a ring or spiral at the top.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Video