Reports Report 5618fl (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameFab W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI did not see the initial atmospheric entry, i was just able to observe the aftermath. Luckily I was about to set up a camera and tripod on Bernal Heights summit to try capturing the Delta IV heavy launch from VDB base, and was able to get a good shot of the train.
Location
AddressSan Francisco, CA
Latitude37° 44' 32.49'' N (37.74°)
Longitude 122° 24' 56.68'' W (-122.42°)
Elevation116.02m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:35 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:35 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle220°
Moving
Facing azimuth250°
First azimuth250°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth250°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude11-
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length30°
Remarkslong train that was starting to get stretched by high atmosphere winds
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Photo