Reports Report 4097u (Event 4097-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4097-2015
Observer
NameBryan P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksSeemed to be a controlled reentry. The object went from an amber color over the Sierras to a white as it passed to the southern horizon. A long trial was always connected to it. No fragmentation. No sound. It looked like a shallow trajectory through the atmosphere, and compared to meteors it went fairly slowly across the sky. It was above the Cirrus clouds. and would come in and out of view.
Location
Address, NV
Latitude38° 44' 1.85'' N (38.73°)
Longitude 119° 30' 27.79'' W (-119.51°)
Elevation1575.31m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-12-22 18:08 PST
UT Date & Time2015-12-23 02:08 UT
Duration≈45s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle339°
Moving
Facing azimuth139.87°
First azimuth273.72°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth102.73°
Last elevation34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration15s
Length25°
RemarksLong trail was attached to the object about 17 degrees behind, and dissipated as it went by.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-