Reports Report 5470e (Event 5470-2018)

Name Mazy B
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I wrote down details as soon as it happened. I estimated the brightness to be at least that of Jupiter at its brightest this past summer, if not as bright as Venus at its very brightest as observed a couple years ago. It was a perfect clear sky night in a rural area and I had been looking for Comet 46P/Wirtanen at meridian passage only an hour earlier. I've used tonight's present position of Mars as a benchmark for altitude estimation to try to be as accurate as possible, and the position of the edges of outbuildings in my line of sight through this window as guides to the direction I could see. Keep in mind it was a very limited field of vision... wish it had gone by when I was actually outside.
Address Summerland, British Columbia (CA)
Latitude 49° 36' 56.21'' N (49.615614°)
Longitude 119° 40' 16.53'' W (-119.671258°)
Elevation 488.952972m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-12-05 22:51 PST
UT Date & Time 2018-12-06 06:51 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 117°
Facing azimuth 191.12°
First azimuth 186.95°
First elevation 25°
Last azimuth 203.34°
Last elevation 14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -4
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks I observed it from indoors while the television was on. I saw it clearly as a white light with a glowing trail but the window only affords about 20 degrees of arc. I think the trail was at least 15 degrees but it happened so fast.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -