Reports Report 501ad (Event 501-2018)

Name Bethany K
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I have seen a lot of "shooting stars" but I have never ever seen anything like that before in my life. It was big and so atypical...if it were the middle ages, I'd say we just saw a portent!
Address Coulterville, CA
Latitude 37° 44' 51.73'' N (37.747702°)
Longitude 119° 59' 21.97'' W (-119.989436°)
Elevation 1036.638m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-02-06 19:30 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-02-07 03:30 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 277°
Facing azimuth 157.87°
First azimuth 146.67°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 115.85°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 30s
Length 15°
Remarks There was a very bright and circular corona around the meteor. It was less like a long tail, and more like a slowly expanding halo that lagged around and slightly behind the meteor. It appeared to be moving slowly, but maybe that was just the angle. The corona was bright, and expanded, then the meteor and the corona slowly faded away. The corona lasted as long we could see the meteor.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -