Reports Report 1040o (Event 1040-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1040-2019
Observer
NameSteve T
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressHawthorne, CA
Latitude33° 53' 49.53'' N (33.9°)
Longitude 118° 22' 36.38'' W (-118.38°)
Elevation22.78m
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 azimuth270°
First azimuth245.58°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth302.46°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite. During last third of appearance object began to break up or to break off a couple smaller pieces, these quickly turned red and then disappeared. Entire object stopped emitting light immediately after this.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksDuring the last ~quarter of the observed object travel one piece (~10% of object) broke off and was immediately followed by one or two much smaller pieces. These turned quickly from white to red then disappeared. The object itself disappeared (from vision...not obscured...) very shortly thereafter