Reports Report 6416ai (Event 6416-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6416-2019
Observer
NameBarbara W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksObserved from prone attitude, a very bright, green-white, very fast moving object flashed from s/se to w/sw about 6:40 am. The object appeared close or surprisingly large, frame of reference is a transformer pole located near the neighboring swimming pool on the map, From my viewing angle, the light moved under the crossbar of the pole, appearing relatively low over the hedge and trees. Duration was very short, there seemed to be a short trail with the approach of the object, then it appeared to be a very bright light before it was out of sight due to the window frame. Because of my viewing angle, my attempt to calculate the height on your graphic may be off. Puzzled, as it seemed too fast for a drone, too large (nearly the size of the transformer insulators at its max) and too low for planes coming or going into SJC, I discovered the Geminid showers this weekend. Whatever it was, it was unusual and interesting to see.
Location
AddressMountain View, CA
Latitude37° 22' 29.27'' N (37.37°)
Longitude 122° 4' 51.17'' W (-122.08°)
Elevation41.34m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-15 06:41 PST
UT Date & Time2019-12-15 14:41 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth151.91°
First azimuth141.29°
First elevation14°
Last azimuth158.7°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorGreen, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-