Reports Report 2779ay (Event 2779-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2779-2020
Observer
NameBen B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was looking out the window so I was unable to see directly overhead, but it appeared to originate nearly overhead, and the trajectory appeared to be closer to straight down than most any meteor or fireball that I have seen, and I am a truck driver who used to do a lot of night hiking, so I have seen quite a few.It came out of the north and went to the south. To the south of me are the mountains between Tehachapi and Mohave (the ones covered in windmills) and it flashed to black just before dissappearing behind the hills. I know that distance can be deceiving, but it appeared to be very close, like it would have hit north of highway 210 let's say, and my gut feeling is it would have been somewhere in the box of highway 58, i5, and 14, so west of Lancaster and north of Santa Clarita. It was very smooth and fine grained,, blue with little bits of green pulsing in and out.
Location
AddressMojave, CA
Latitude35° 7' 2.24'' N (35.12°)
Longitude 118° 12' 14.26'' W (-118.2°)
Elevation1012.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-06-09 20:35 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-06-10 03:35 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle185°
Moving
Facing azimuth189.58°
First azimuth189.79°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth195.14°
Last elevation31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorMainly Blue, with a bright blue finish, and a little Green showing earlier.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration0.5s
Length20°
RemarksColor of the fireball and trail was the most colorful I have seen, almost like fireworks crisp and chromatic. Blue was the primary color, with some green, and then fading away smoothly, like it was burning very consistently, and leaving a uniform particle size.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksVery brief bright blue ball, not much larger than the travel phase, with a small number of white bits flying off and almost instantly dissappearing.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above.