Reports Report 2789b (Event 2789-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2789-2013
Observer
NameGlenn A
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThe trajectory was steep no more than 30 degrees from perpendicular to the ground. Very Low when it caught my eye, I was talking to someone and facing directly towards it. It only appeared under 30 degreed from the horizon. It was even with the top of a streetlight that was 100 feet from me. Width observed was about 2 finger width at arms length. I lost light of it behind trees. I could only see it for about 2-2.5 seconds befor it went behind trees.
Location
AddressSan Jose, CA
Latitude37° 18' 13.86'' N (37.3°)
Longitude 121° 57' 26.17'' W (-121.96°)
Elevation49.15m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-11-07 22:30 PST
UT Date & Time2013-11-08 06:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth350°
First azimuth356°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth350°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Green, Light Green, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksincreasing Brightness, Instead of a flash, it shimmered or flickered extremely fast as it quickly widened becoming multiple (at least 4 separate) heads. It was the widest field of a meteor breakup I have ever seen reminiscent of Shuttle Columbia's Breakup shown on tv. Initially glowing bluish-green quickly expanded to include yellow and multiple hues of light green.