Reports Report 3044e (Event 3044-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3044-2013
Observer
NamePamela G
Experience Level1/5
Remarks I did call my friend whom is an astronomer, he thought I saw a bolide. When he explained what one was, it was exactly what I saw. I live in a house with a 180 degree view. I went out on the deck to look at Venus when this fast moving object, on my left appeared. I thought it was a small jet plane with a landing light. It was quiet and it went right in front of me. Got very white, one fragment went off to the right and then the whole thing just instantly disappeared. . It was very interesting.
Location
AddressAuburn, CA
Latitude38° 51' 54.16'' N (38.87°)
Longitude 121° 5' 42.11'' W (-121.1°)
Elevation358.43m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-11-25 18:34 PST
UT Date & Time2013-11-26 02:34 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle45°
Moving
Facing azimuth74.19°
First azimuth180°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth210°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length-
RemarksI thought it was a bright light from a plane or helicopter. No trail. Just a large white ball that moved very fast,and was silent. It was very clear, and suddenly got whiter and a piece came off, then it disappeared.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt got very white bright then one piece fragmented off and it just disappeared.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-