Reports Report 4097aw (Event 4097-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4097-2015
Observer
NameRichard R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksSky conditions were broken clouds about 8000 feet. The end of the event was not witnessed because of a two story house. My wife and son also saw it. I believe it lasted for 10-15 seconds, but again we didn't see the end. Definitely the coolest meteor sighting in my life.
Location
AddressBakersfield, CA
Latitude35° 24' 55.98'' N (35.42°)
Longitude 118° 51' 17.2'' W (-118.85°)
Elevation266.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-22 18:15 PST
UT Date & Time2015-12-23 02:15 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle93°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth60°
First elevation39°
Last azimuth90°
Last elevation34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorOrange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs it went out of sight behind a house it looked like it had a little fragmentation.