Reports Report 5388bd (Event 5388-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5388-2019
Observer
NameTheresa G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI knew instantly it was a meteor because I’d seen one in the same area a couple years ago, much too large to be a shooting star. The size was much larger this time and the falling trail of colors made me think it could be a falling plane or man made object for a second. My boyfriend was on the phone with me at the time when we both saw it and then corroborated these details.
Location
AddressLaguna Niguel, CA
Latitude33° 29' 45.51'' N (33.5°)
Longitude 117° 41' 49.32'' W (-117.7°)
Elevation118.96m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-11-02 01:15 PDT
UT Date & Time2019-11-02 08:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle212°
Moving
Facing azimuth45°
First azimuth45°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth340°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorBlue, Light Blue, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length20°
RemarksA glowing train of striated color, with both blue and orange and near white hues
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter the brightly colored flash moved across my vision from upper right to bottom left, it’s trail spread out into striated color