Reports Report 1529jj (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameThomas S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI love looking at the night sky and see the stars above and on occasions seeing a shooting star; however, I have never seen something a bright and close to me as this object was in the night sky that made the night turn to day in a matter of seconds. It caught my eye which I thank God I didn't crash the car while observing it come to the earth
Location
AddressHuntington Beach, CA
Latitude33° 39' 42.4'' N (33.66°)
Longitude 118° 0' 31.76'' W (-118.01°)
Elevation9.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:40 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:40 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle141°
Moving
Facing azimuth130.85°
First azimuth212.39°
First elevation41°
Last azimuth303.06°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWhat caught my attention as I drove south along the coast was the bright glow which at first made the night turn almost to day.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-