Reports Report 4097bd (Event 4097-2015)

Observer
Name John S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It reminded me of a rocket launch (SpaceX)I observed once in Melbourne Florida but didn't appear to be manmade.
Location
Address Petaluma, CA
Latitude 38° 16' 16.17'' N (38.271157°)
Longitude 122° 40' 45.27'' W (-122.679243°)
Elevation 23.029m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 18:31 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:31 UT
Duration ≈20s
Direction
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Moving
Facing azimuth 45°
First azimuth 340°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 95°
Last elevation 39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 6s
Length
Remarks A white smoke trail
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation No
Remarks -