Reports Report 4097ah (Event 4097-2015)

Name Dennis P
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks There was no smoke trail which I thought there would be. Almost looked like an airplane breaking up in flight. I never noticed a bright flash, only the framents which glowed brighter amid the orange glow of the wide tail. It just seemed to slowly fade away and went dark.
Address Indio, CA
Latitude 33° 41' 33.41'' N (33.692613°)
Longitude 116° 15' 27.68'' W (-116.25769°)
Elevation 9.568m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-12-22 18:10 PST
UT Date & Time 2015-12-23 02:10 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 94°
Facing azimuth 91.39°
First azimuth 90.15°
First elevation 51°
Last azimuth 107.07°
Last elevation 39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It almost looked like a firework that had been launched. Had a very long orange and wide tail with several larger and brighter fragmentations that were traveling along and inside the tail