Reports Report 4097e (Event 4097-2015)

Name Emile B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Most likely a satellite falling, but very spectacular. Bright , huge and relatively slow moving. Other will report too
Address Ridgecrest, CA
Latitude 35° 35' 56.98'' N (35.59916°)
Longitude 117° 41' 48.69'' W (-117.696857°)
Elevation 734.44m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 18:05 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:05 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 27°
Facing azimuth 336.32°
First azimuth 327.61°
First elevation 75°
Last azimuth 103.26°
Last elevation 13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color -
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration -
Length -
Remarks Very bright white, orage at the end
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Most likely satellite falling, small fragments parallel to main one