Reports Report 501t (Event 501-2018)

Name Ken O
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I noticed a bright concentration of light where I believe the Plieadies should be, (that was wrong), but it was still about not far away from the "feet" part of Orion the Hunter. I was out walking to the mailbox at the time. The nebular bright spot became more defined into a single point of light, with two trails streaming off of it, like a comet. This persisted so that it was about tw or so arc seconds in length. Then the point became a flash, and all of the trails, plus the flash began to diminish, like high altitude contrails do after the airliner is long gone. The whole event took place around one minute, to probably two minutes. Unfortunatly, the mailbox was too far away from the house for me to run back and get my camera in time. There was no noise at all. The whole sighting took place almost due south of my position in North West Las Vegas.
Address Las Vegas, NV
Latitude 35° 54' 40.35'' N (35.911208°)
Longitude 115° 19' 6.09'' W (-115.318357°)
Elevation 1361.611m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-02-06 18:27 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-02-07 02:27 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth -
First elevation 51°
Last azimuth 86.19°
Last elevation 51°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 50s
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks IT ended with a bright light, then all that remained was the two part trail, just like with a comet. There may have been fragmentation, but there was a nebular point of diminishing brightness remaining where it turned into a bright flash.
Observation No
Remarks -