Reports Report 2856u (Event 2856-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2856-2015
Observer
NameWilliam D
Experience Level2/5
RemarksYes, I saw the fireball through a skylight in my room while laying in bed. The room was illuminated like daytime, more than the light of a full moon. Based on the trail that I saw, I presume that the fireball had entered the top of the atmosphere. I could only see through a 30 deg gap between the redwood trees and the trail persisted well after the fireball had exited my field of view. Since I know my orientation, I can say that the fireball was headed west at very high velocity. I am an engineer. Thank you for your website
Location
AddressBoulder Creek, CA
Latitude37° 11' 49.53'' N (37.2°)
Longitude 122° 8' 45.07'' W (-122.15°)
Elevation220.95m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-10-31 05:25 PDT
UT Date & Time2015-10-31 12:25 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth270°
First elevation75°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation75°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length30°
RemarksA persistent smoke trail, illuminated by the fireball, persisted for 3-5 seconds and appeared like a contrail behind a jet with the smoke dissipating at ~5 sec
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-