Reports Report 249e (Event 249-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 249-2021
Observer
NameDaniel W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAt first I thought a big jet was taking an unusually dangerous path flying straight into the ground.. But then I saw it was a fatty shooting star. It didn't light up the night sky like. Another meteor ibhappen to catch a few years ago in our southern sky kinda around the hour in the day.. That meteor turn the sky from dark to green lasting twice as long as this most recent sighting.. But impressive enough still for me to take the time to fill this out.. Very cool questionnaire we can fill out when seeing something awesome..
Location
AddressSan Marcos, CA
Latitude33° 8' 17.98'' N (33.14°)
Longitude 117° 6' 59.62'' W (-117.12°)
Elevation241.53m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-01-12 20:50 PST
UT Date & Time2021-01-13 04:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle192°
Moving
Facing azimuth355°
First azimuth350°
First elevation81°
Last azimuth355°
Last elevation28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorLight blue, white,
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksI think it stayed the same color all the way through the head as well as body and tail was white however the outline or its fringes were a light bluish. It traveled in almost vertical path (very high in sky to just below half way point to horizon. Being in north county San Diego it was in the north by northwest sky.. It had a thick body and traveled slow (for a meteor).
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI fragmented a little bit at the. Last 1/3 of its visible path. Leaving bits of it in its path.