Reports Report 501ac (Event 501-2018)

Name Roger S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Fuzzy white star came deep space then went South exiting with a spectacular split comet-like, arced, tail with smoke. The white part continued on after the split, until we lost sight of it over the hill.
Address San Diego, CA
Latitude 32° 58' 3.04'' N (32.96751°)
Longitude 117° 13' 40.4'' W (-117.22789°)
Elevation 54.428m
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 down right to up left
Descent Angle 272°
Facing azimuth 139.41°
First azimuth 237.07°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 122.54°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -5
Color White (1 red light also visible in video in 4th second)
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 15s
Length -
Remarks fishtail smoke lasted ˜15 seconds or more
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks After the smoke it was still visible
Observation Yes
Remarks Object appeared as a fuzzy motionless star for 1-2 minutes before a Southern motion was detectable. Fishtail with smoke and a red light in the 4th second of the video.