Reports Report 2027h (Event 2027-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2027-2020
Observer
NameDouglas K
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI heard a distant scream of someone else who saw the fireball, while I was on the phone talking to my neighbor from my deck when it occurred--he will have the exact time I called him (he was walking his dog and didn't see the fireball.) The fireball could be related to the Lyrids meteor shower, which is to the northeast from my point of view.
Location
AddressCameron Park, CA
Latitude38° 40' 1.97'' N (38.67°)
Longitude 121° 1' 2.78'' W (-121.02°)
Elevation385.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-28 21:00 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 04:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle267°
Moving
Facing azimuth340°
First azimuth350.67°
First elevation13°
Last azimuth316.2°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
Remarkswith no stars visible, fireball increased with intensity as it streaked in a slight arc from start to finish (between 8:30 and 9:30 pm)
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksfor about 2 seconds, the fireball fragmented into broken parts that followed the same direction