Reports Report 5156bc (Event 5156-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5156-2019
Observer
NameCindy P
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI am 70 yrs old and a casual observer of the night sky, but over the years have been lucky enough to have unexpectedly seen a large greenish white fireball (roughly from my perspective like the size of a softball) in the early evening sky in Folsom, CA in the early 1990s, a missile launch over the ocean from a dive boat off the Channel Islands in Southern California in the early 1970s, and more recently a private rocket launch from Vandenberg AF Base while driving south at night on Hwy 101 from Willits to the SF Bay Area, as well as occasional meteor showers.
Location
AddressWillits, CA
Latitude39° 35' 29.87'' N (39.59°)
Longitude 123° 25' 24.85'' W (-123.42°)
Elevation561.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-10-19 21:15 PDT
UT Date & Time2019-10-20 04:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle257°
Moving
Facing azimuth25°
First azimuth25°
First elevation12°
Last azimuth
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorBright silver white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksHalfway through the sighting it split into 2 equal parts with a bright burst, one now trailing the other (the trailing one still at a higher elevation) as they both plummeted in an apparent westward and downward path (moving right to left) until they both burned out just as the first one dipped below the tree line.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksJust as the single meteor object broke in two, a tiny fragment shot off to the right and burned out immediately.