Reports Report 1572i (Event 1572-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1572-2016
Observer
NameSonia N
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt was quite a sight that caught my eye instantly as it was so bright and large and consistent. It gave me time to exclaim "oh wow," and give my husband time to look up and see it too! This was very unlike the normal shooting stars we see in our darker neighborhood in the low mountains. Very exciting!
Location
AddressSanta Cruz, CA
Latitude37° 1' 10.84'' N (37.02°)
Longitude 122° 2' 1.6'' W (-122.03°)
Elevation181.84m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-29 21:53 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-30 04:53 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle86°
Moving
Facing azimuth56.92°
First azimuth23.99°
First elevation42°
Last azimuth129.9°
Last elevation33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorOrange, Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-
Length-
RemarksThe possible fireball had a trail the entire time I saw it before it moved out of my sight due to trees.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-