Reports Report 1529dx (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameBryn R
Experience Level3/5
RemarksVery large, very bright, fast moving vivid green ball followed by a shockingly orange/yellow fire tail. I've never seen anything that large, that fast, or that close explode out of the sky. We almost crashed while driving, we were in such disbelief.
Location
AddressBakersfield, CA
Latitude35° 20' 22.96'' N (35.34°)
Longitude 119° 4' 28.49'' W (-119.07°)
Elevation115.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:45 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle149°
Moving
Facing azimuth147.13°
First azimuth143.32°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth142.51°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-27
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
RemarksDriving in a loud truck with music on.
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length20°
RemarksLike an orange fire tail, quite long.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
RemarksIt disappeared behind trees on the horizon. Seemed as if it may have hit the earth.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
RemarksDisappeared behind trees.