Reports Report 501ar (Event 501-2018)

Name Michael K
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This was remarkable. Humbling, And for a moment, just a hint of terrifying. The fact that the object was moving so slowly across the sky and had such a remarkable tail/train made this really stunning. And all against the late dusk backdrop of the bridges and Bay Area skyline. Counting myself lucky.
Address Emeryville, CA
Latitude 37° 50' 14.59'' N (37.837386°)
Longitude 122° 18' 5.22'' W (-122.30145°)
Elevation 4.802m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-02-06 18:31 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-02-07 02:31 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 262°
Facing azimuth 149.38°
First azimuth 156.02°
First elevation 47°
Last azimuth 134.05°
Last elevation 31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 20s
Length 10°
Remarks Glowing, shimmering, seemed very long (relative to anything else i've ever seen in night sky) and wide, thinking ~40deg from the object itself. The train was what caught the eye when I was walking to my car as there are on the reg some hundreds of moving lights in the night sky over the bay come and going from SFO and Oakland airports.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -