Reports Report 5618fy (Event 5618-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5618-2018
Observer
NameMargo G
Experience Level1/5
RemarksDid not look like any meteor or "falling star" I have seen in the past. Looked like an explosion, then a tailspin, then a fall.
Location
AddressRedding, CA
Latitude40° 35' 2.14'' N (40.58°)
Longitude 122° 21' 50.48'' W (-122.36°)
Elevation149.74m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-12-19 17:35 PST
UT Date & Time2018-12-20 01:35 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle45°
Moving
Facing azimuth195.96°
First azimuth125.53°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth119.68°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length10°
RemarksThere was a bright flash then a corkscrew trail that went pretty much straight down then a slightly curved trail that went down at about a 45 degree angle. It looked like a plane had exploded, then was spiraling down, then fell at a slightly curved angle.. Definitely a corkscrew downward motion directly after the bright flash.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-