Reports Report 1040j (Event 1040-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1040-2019
Observer
NameJAMES M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksShould have been seen by thousands. planes landing at LAX, any westward-facing motorist, anyone looking west from the South Bay Santa Monica.
Location
AddressLong Beach, CA
Latitude33° 49' 14.69'' N (33.82°)
Longitude 118° 4' 23.93'' W (-118.07°)
Elevation8.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-04 22:15 PST
UT Date & Time2019-03-05 06:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth270.81°
First azimuth253.88°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth292.34°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSlowly started to break up over 2-3 seconds. two mkajor parts, then 4-5 sub parts before fading out.