Reports Report 2597ah (Event 2597-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2597-2015
Observer
NameElizabeth R
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI've seen many meteors and a couple of fireballs in my 45 years on earth, but this is the closest, brightest, longest-lasting, most dramatic one I have ever seen.
Location
AddressManteca, CA
Latitude37° 49' 33.4'' N (37.83°)
Longitude 121° 13' 53.17'' W (-121.23°)
Elevation11.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-10-13 22:39 PDT
UT Date & Time2015-10-14 05:39 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle266°
Moving
Facing azimuth306.4°
First azimuth54.96°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth269.07°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length99.99°
Remarksglowing train, mostly yellow and light yellow or white, a bit of smoke after.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-