Reports Report 4097ar (Event 4097-2015)

Name Robert W
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks This is most striking event I've ever seen, singular but more dramatic than turn of century Leonids. I thought at first it was a Burbank inbound aircraft, just visible thru thin clouds. However, landing lights point forward, not trailing. And quickly it was obviously no aircraft. Brightness and extent was constant the full time until it disappeared in cloud cover to the east.
Address Thousand Oaks, CA
Latitude 34° 13' 5.75'' N (34.218265°)
Longitude 118° 52' 8.62'' W (-118.869062°)
Elevation 248.814m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 18:15 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:15 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 92°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 85°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 45s
Remarks Quite constant in extend, somewhat sparkly
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -