Reports Report 4097bd (Event 4097-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4097-2015
Observer
NameJohn S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt reminded me of a rocket launch (SpaceX)I observed once in Melbourne Florida but didn't appear to be manmade.
Location
AddressPetaluma, CA
Latitude38° 16' 16.17'' N (38.27°)
Longitude 122° 40' 45.27'' W (-122.68°)
Elevation23.03m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-22 18:31 PST
UT Date & Time2015-12-23 02:31 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth340°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth95°
Last elevation39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration6s
Length
RemarksA white smoke trail
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-