Reports Report 1529hd (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameMarianne P
Experience Level1/5
Remarks1. I was reading and suddenly saw this above my sight line out my window. I thought it may have been a plane on fire but having not heard about anything in the news, assumed that it had been a drone or toy on fire. We live near Caltech and I thought it possible that students had been conducting an experiment in the park situated directly South of us where I saw it.2. The time is approximate: I was reading in bed and did not check the exact time. It was between 9:20 and 9:45 pm.
Location
AddressPasadena, CA
Latitude34° 7' 45.61'' N (34.13°)
Longitude 118° 8' 36.38'' W (-118.14°)
Elevation232.61m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle298°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth170°
First elevation10°
Last azimuth188°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorLight Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksIt looked as if the main light was being dragged along the sky. I initially thought it was a plane on fire.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-