Reports Report 2583n (Event 2583-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2583-2013
Observer
NameLD B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksRunning lights for an airplane (probably commercial jet) heading SW were visible in the same direction and altitude as the fireball, in case there's a report.
Location
AddressNovato, CA
Latitude38° 4' 59.11'' N (38.08°)
Longitude 122° 34' 57.04'' W (-122.58°)
Elevation117.92m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-10-22 19:54 PDT
UT Date & Time2013-10-23 02:54 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth228.73°
First azimuth196.92°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth251.06°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorLight Yellow, fragment was orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout halfway through the observed path, a smaller, slower fragment detached and fell behind as the main portion continued on. The fragment faded below visibility before the main portion dimmed.