Reports Report 4097w (Event 4097-2015)

Name Ivan D
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I am grateful to have seen this event. Truly amazing!!!! damn...
Address Montecito, CA
Latitude 34° 26' 29.71'' N (34.441586°)
Longitude 119° 39' 49.59'' W (-119.663775°)
Elevation 142.759m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 18:09 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:09 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 92°
Facing azimuth 47°
First azimuth 35°
First elevation 34°
Last azimuth 90°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 8s
Length 18°
Remarks Bright orange, long tail, slowly across the sky, I expected to hear a boom, hair stood up, it broke up last minute into dozens of pieces, over several seconds, it really appeared to be a fireball traveling across the sky, could have lasted approx 45 sec., never seen any close to being as bright, long lasting and big in mass int eh sky.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks it broke up over several seconds with large bright fragments pealing off the main mass which this event lasted 7 - 10 seconds.