Reports Report 6416ao (Event 6416-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6416-2019
Observer
NameDan S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe sky was very clear and it was one of the most vibrant meteors I’ve seen. It was so bright over the city, and I’m at very high in elevation with an unobstructed view to McLaren Park in the south edge of SF. I also see many planes from SFO, this was not a plane. In terms of width comparison it would be at least 10-20 times the size of a jet light at safe altitude.
Location
AddressSan Francisco, CA
Latitude37° 44' 43.26'' N (37.75°)
Longitude 122° 25' 56.09'' W (-122.43°)
Elevation114.81m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-15 06:30 PST
UT Date & Time2019-12-15 14:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle97°
Moving
Facing azimuth93.79°
First azimuth88.22°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth160.6°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorGreen, Light Green, Yellow, Light Yellow, White with large trailing fragments of white/orange/yellow, smaller red, orange and pink fragments spinning/scattering off
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration0.75s
Length
RemarksLong turbulent trail with long white/yellow/orange trail fragments, and red, pink scattering and spinning smaller fragments - the center of the fireball was bright green with a small pink halo. I saw it against the morning predawn sky against indigo deep orange sky
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksLong turbulent trail with long white/yellow/orange trail fragments, and red, pink scattering and spinning smaller fragments -