Reports Report 546ek (Event 546-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 546-2016
Observer
NameTammy W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI am a birder so I just happened to be looking out the window because I heard a wren and I was looking for it. I found it perched on top of the fence to my south. Just a few inches above it (which would have been over the Santa Monica Mountains) was a bright aqua-to-turquoise colored (very colored) celestial movement like a shooting star but not fizzling out as it moved. It had appeared just above the mountains, so it appeared very low. It had a very long "tail" and the whole thing had the same amount of brightness throughout, from tip to tail--and it was somewhat long overall. It kept moving to the east or southeast until it went out of my sight behind a building (in my view). I don't know where it started or where it ended. It lasted so long (unlike the shooting starts I'd seen) that I had to find out what it was, and that's how I found your website.
Location
AddressThousand Oaks, CA
Latitude34° 10' 16.82'' N (34.17°)
Longitude 118° 50' 8.16'' W (-118.84°)
Elevation277.84m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-02-11 06:40 PST
UT Date & Time2016-02-11 14:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle265°
Moving
Facing azimuth192°
First azimuth192°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth177°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorLight Blue (aqua)
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-