Reports Report 5618fa (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameSharon S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was waiting to see the rocket launch that was scheduled for 5:45pm at Vandenberg; so I was originally looking south; then I looked due west and noted the bright swirling in the sky and took the photo.
Location
Address, CA
Latitude38° 35' 35.52'' N (38.59°)
Longitude 121° 51' 31.31'' W (-121.86°)
Elevation26.54m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:38 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:38 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle250°
Moving
Facing azimuth270°
First azimuth270°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude10-
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length-
RemarksThe train appeared from top right and went diagonally down toward left side; the train became like a swirled corkscrew.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Photo