Reports Report 1529ck (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameJames M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis object appeared to be a rocket stage coming down sideways, the head of the meteor was oblong. When it caught my eye it was the bright blue green light coming down relatively slowly (thereby the 2-5 seconds observation). At 2 or 3 degrees above the mountains the flame trail appeared about 1 degree in length. I know this could have been far off the coast south of Los Angeles, but it alarmed me, left me wondering if it landed in Los Angeles. I wanted to contact a radio station in LA to see if anyone else observed it - it was spectacular in color.
Location
AddressLancaster, CA
Latitude34° 40' 27.33'' N (34.67°)
Longitude 118° 9' 59.23'' W (-118.17°)
Elevation728.52m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:36 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:36 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle163°
Moving
Facing azimuth190°
First azimuth190°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth190°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorBlue green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksFlames as it was coming down sparks remained in the train
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFlames and sparks just before it went behind the mountains south of Lancaster