Observer Name Aidan D Experience Level 2/5 Remarks Spectacular bright white fireball shot low across the sky so close we wondered if it was a firework but it was clearly farther. It was slower and larger than a regular shooting star. We clearly saw sparks trailing off the back. Unforgettable.
Location Address Santa Cruz, CA Latitude 36° 57' 7.7'' N (36.95°) Longitude 122° 3' 2.9'' W (-122.05°) Elevation 14.72m
Time and Duration Local Date & Time 2018-11-19 19:30 PST UT Date & Time 2018-11-20 03:30 UT Duration ≈3.5s
Direction Moving direction From up right to down left Descent Angle 258°
Moving Facing azimuth 354.57° First azimuth 356.89° First elevation 24° Last azimuth 321.27° Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color Stellar Magnitude -15 Color White
Concurrent Sound Observation No Remarks -
Delayed Sound Observation No Remarks -
Persistent train Observation No Duration - Length - Remarks -
Terminal flash Observation No Remarks -
Fragmentation Observation Yes Remarks Like a giant firework trailing some sparks.