Reports Report 5618em (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameBrian P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am 47 years old and I spend a lot of time outdoors looking at the night sky. This was the most impressive meteor I ever saw
Location
AddressAuburn, CA
Latitude38° 53' 44.22'' N (38.9°)
Longitude 121° 4' 41.6'' W (-121.08°)
Elevation356.8m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:30 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle182°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth180°
First elevation80°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude12-
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration90s
Length10°
RemarksSee attached photo. It lasted at least 10 minutes. It started straight but then got curly through time
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Photo