Reports Report 1040m (Event 1040-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1040-2019
Observer
NameNoreen D
Experience Level1/5
Remarksit was about half as high as the planes that fly over here on their way to the airport (ONT). It was much faster than a plane; more like the speed of fireworks. It was a single bright light going left to right parallel to the horizon at first; with a very slightly curved (downward) trajectory. I noticed the curve about the same time I saw the wisp of smoke out the back. Then it was gone- I didn't see where it went- it seemed to disappear behind the trees and buildings. It was low enough that when it disappeared, I halfway; expected to see/hear some kind of explosion; but there was none.
Location
AddressCrestline, CA
Latitude34° 14' 36.2'' N (34.24°)
Longitude 117° 16' 47.07'' W (-117.28°)
Elevation1394.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-03-04 22:20 PST
UT Date & Time2019-03-05 06:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth273.31°
First azimuth264.2°
First elevation23°
Last azimuth253.61°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
Remarksit was not a trail so much as it was a wisp of smoke
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-