Reports Report 1764a (Event 1764-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1764-2013
Observer
NameDavid M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI have never seen anything like this before. At first I thought it was a shooting star but then realized how big and bright it was and that it had a fire trail behind it. Then I thought that it might be a firework but it was silent and it was going straight down and not up like a firework would be. It was super bright and like the arc of a welder and it was white in color with a gold yellow orange trail that wavered a bit.
Location
AddressVictorville, CA
Latitude34° 29' 13.16'' N (34.49°)
Longitude 117° 15' 46.88'' W (-117.26°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-08-16 23:15 PDT
UT Date & Time2013-08-17 06:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth315°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorArc white ball with a gold yellow tail that was long and waving
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-