Reports Report 1529bz (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameGregory C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI often observe man-made satellites reflecting sunlight (iss, shuttle, etc). This was much wider light - about the thickness of a small finger held at arms length.
Location
AddressSan Diego, CA
Latitude32° 57' 19.9'' N (32.96°)
Longitude 117° 8' 53.26'' W (-117.15°)
Elevation112.19m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle125°
Moving
Facing azimuth243.91°
First azimuth192.36°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth260.74°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorGreen, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
Remarksglowing green ribbon that faded fast.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a rapidly brightening and widening tail (predominantly green). Then became extremely bright and burst into a large green fragment with a splash of white multiple bursts in a cloud around the green fragment. Looked like a fireworks except the white fragments didn't explode in all directions but remained in a cloud around the green core.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe multiple fragments continued their downward trajectory, but because I was driving on the freeway I had to return to viewing the roadway, so didn't see the final terminus.