Reports Report 503n (Event 503-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 503-2020
Observer
NameB. S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksBrilliant white flame initially appeared to be flare or rocket, but then noted flame ejected omnidirectionally. After a few seconds, object disappeared abruptly without fading or going beyond horizon. Many seconds or perhaps a minute passed before hearing / feeling boom at 16:27 PT.
Location
AddressFairfax, CA
Latitude37° 59' 37.28'' N (37.99°)
Longitude 122° 35' 55.53'' W (-122.6°)
Elevation59m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-26 16:26 PST
UT Date & Time2020-01-27 00:26 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth240°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth120°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksHeard and felt single attack thunder-like boom, like sonic boom, at 16:27 PT; this was many seconds, perhaps a full minute, after observed object disappeared (at estimated 16:26 PT).
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-