Reports Report 1529lg (Event 1529-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1529-2016
Observer
NameElaina J
Experience Level3/5
Remarksonly that it was the neatest thing. I had thought it was something only in my local area, or perhaps a very large peice of a meteor shower. I feel priveleged that I caught this, I so easily could have missed it, I just happened to go out to my car. I must be getting more lucky (I can only hope :), because this is actually the second unusual sky occurrence i caught this year. I was lucky enough to catch the strange large smoke-looking formation that occurred in the night sky in my area a few months ago. this thing burned very brightly and brilliantly for a few moments as it feel and before it went out. SO NEAT! I feel really fortunate to have been able to actually see it!
Location
AddressEncinitas, CA
Latitude33° 3' 50.01'' N (33.06°)
Longitude 117° 17' 27.26'' W (-117.29°)
Elevation54.2m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-26 21:30 PDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-27 04:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle154°
Moving
Facing azimuth223.7°
First azimuth186.98°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth210.02°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-
Length-
Remarksi dont know if it was after it disappeared but as it fell, there was some kind of trail behind like a smoky or burning comet. I remember thinking, "wow, this is a hugely bright meteor..or comet!"
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksim not sure.... i think there was something either at the begininng or the end
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-