Reports Report 3961c (Event 3961-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3961-2015
Observer
NameKara R
Experience Level2/5
RemarksLooking from west to east, the comet almost appeared to shoot up and then turn when it hit a certain angle. I thought it was a rocket at first.
Location
AddressLos Angeles, CA
Latitude34° 7' 57.51'' N (34.13°)
Longitude 118° 19' 16.62'' W (-118.32°)
Elevation396.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-14 22:30 PST
UT Date & Time2015-12-15 06:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth259.72°
First azimuth256.19°
First elevation
Last azimuth250.5°
Last elevation63°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorPurple, Pink, Blue, Light Blue, Light Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length30°
RemarksSmokey and glowing. VERY long trail of all different colors. Brightest being at the comet but still bright in the tail. Bright white tail dust
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-