Reports Report 4097aw (Event 4097-2015)

Observer
Name Richard R
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Sky conditions were broken clouds about 8000 feet. The end of the event was not witnessed because of a two story house. My wife and son also saw it. I believe it lasted for 10-15 seconds, but again we didn't see the end. Definitely the coolest meteor sighting in my life.
Location
Address Bakersfield, CA
Latitude 35° 24' 55.98'' N (35.41555°)
Longitude 118° 51' 17.2'' W (-118.854777°)
Elevation 266.872m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 18:15 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:15 UT
Duration ≈20s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 93°
Moving
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 60°
First elevation 39°
Last azimuth 90°
Last elevation 34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color Orange, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks As it went out of sight behind a house it looked like it had a little fragmentation.