Reports Report 2246a (Event 2246-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2246-2012
Observer
NameJane D
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThis fireball appeared at dusk in the western sky when no discernible stars were out. I could only see a small bright white trail, about three times the length of the diameter of the fireball, which disappeared into the sky at the same time the fireball did. It was quite a spectacular sight to see in a fairly metropolitan area.
Location
AddressSan Rafael, CA
Latitude37° 57' 25.44'' N (37.96°)
Longitude 122° 31' 2.19'' W (-122.52°)
Elevation18.43m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-12-19 17:00 PST
UT Date & Time2012-12-20 01:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth225°
First azimuth222°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth224°
Last elevation39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorLight Blue, Green, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-