Reports Report 2998a (Event 2998-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2998-2022
Observer
NameSteve W
Experience Level3/5
Remarksthrilled to see this rare sight, I was out early looking at sky to track scheduled satellite passes.
Location
AddressBelmont, CA
Latitude37° 31' 26.08'' N (37.52°)
Longitude 122° 17' 20.16'' W (-122.29°)
Elevation88.11m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-05-21 04:40 PDT
UT Date & Time2022-05-21 11:40 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle10°
Moving
Facing azimuth194.27°
First azimuth286.02°
First elevation77°
Last azimuth86.44°
Last elevation74°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
Remarksmuffled short crack, almost like a firecracker 1/2 second long
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksthe singular bright orange body, larger than visual angle of a planet broke into two equal brightness bodies one leading the other by about 10 diameters, then both quickly extinguished