Reports Report 5618eb (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameVicky O
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt occured in the direction that we were looking at while waiting for a rocket to appear from Vandenburg Airforce Base. That's probably the only reason that we saw it occur. So we were looking towards Malibu from the Beach in Hermosa Beach. Other people around us saw it and wondered if they had missed the rocket, but the rocket never did take off and this meteor occurance was about 5 minutes prior to the anticipated rocket launch.
Location
AddressHermosa Beach, CA
Latitude33° 51' 17.52'' N (33.85°)
Longitude 118° 24' 2.8'' W (-118.4°)
Elevation1.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:37 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:37 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle24°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth313.48°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth314.53°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorYellow, but the sun had just set and was still illuminating part of the horizon
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length10°
RemarksGlowing train that looked like it moved in the wind like some contrails do. It stayed illuminated for at least 10 minutes
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-