Reports Report 4097ax (Event 4097-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4097-2015
Observer
NameRick L
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressPalm Desert, CA
Latitude33° 45' 48.33'' N (33.76°)
Longitude 116° 19' 52.76'' W (-116.33°)
Elevation50.22m
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 Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth106.94°
First azimuth77.76°
First elevation58°
Last azimuth119.43°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
Colorbright yellow orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
Remarksglowing bright yellow orange train
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksdidn't see a flash but the rather singular initial sighting became about 4 pieces each with glowing bright trails behind the rapidly moving objects