Reports Report 5388bv (Event 5388-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5388-2019
Observer
NameJonathan D
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have seen one or two others in my lifetime, I don’t recall enough to report them. I will report future sightings.
Location
AddressSanta Maria, CA
Latitude34° 48' 16.52'' N (34.8°)
Longitude 120° 20' 36.98'' W (-120.34°)
Elevation227.63m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-11-02 01:30 PST
UT Date & Time2019-11-02 08:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle187°
Moving
Facing azimuth163.96°
First azimuth80.67°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth68.2°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorYellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length60°
RemarksVariable in both thickness and brightness, 3-4 obviously brighter, thicker sections. Changed from bright white to yellower over the 10 second duration. Looked as if debris was coming off trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksMany small bits and pieces becoming part of the trail, but staying in close proximity of trail.