Reports Report 1572c (Event 1572-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1572-2016
Observer
NamePeter M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI'm a former scientist... this was very cool to observe.
Location
AddressSaratoga, CA
Latitude37° 15' 31.64'' N (37.26°)
Longitude 122° 1' 59.19'' W (-122.03°)
Elevation147.88m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-29 21:45 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-30 04:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth13.47°
First azimuth350.35°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth111.74°
Last elevation49°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length
RemarksSparkles and a few pieces of main body appeared to break off
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksup to 3 large pieces at a given moment during observation. main body was brightest. smaller pieces dimmed and then disappeared within a second after breaking off main body.