Reports Report 2027cj (Event 2027-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2027-2020
Observer
NameJesse D
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was driving back to our hotel with my wife as passenger, when all of a sudden I quickly point my wife's attention to the sky right as I saw the fire ball with a blue tail in the sky. I shortly arrived to the hotel after the incident and called the local law enforcement to report a meteorological sighting.
Location
AddressRedding, CA
Latitude40° 35' 8.3'' N (40.59°)
Longitude 122° 23' 25.19'' W (-122.39°)
Elevation170.88m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-28 20:46 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-04-29 03:46 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle263°
Moving
Facing azimuth69°
First azimuth70.87°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth29.37°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA flaming fragment came off of the fireball.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fragment separated from the large flaming mass and instantly flashed into flames following the same trajectory of the large ignited mass.