Reports Report 531aa (Event 531-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 531-2020
Observer
NameVictoria C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI would LOVE to know what this was! Will you follow up with me??
Location
AddressLaguna Beach, CA
Latitude33° 32' 10.22'' N (33.54°)
Longitude 117° 46' 38.86'' W (-117.78°)
Elevation25.87m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-29 22:10 PST
UT Date & Time2020-01-30 06:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle257°
Moving
Facing azimuth163.3°
First azimuth-
First elevation37°
Last azimuth82.57°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-26
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length-
RemarksI don't know what this was honestly. At first I thought it was an airplane or helicopter with a trail of light but it was too low in the sky and then it split up into the sky/trail and stayed lit. flying across from the direction of the pacific ocean towards the inland. (Laguna Beach towards Dana Point, CA). There was no sound. And it lasted longer - and seemed much closer, bigger and brighter than a shooting star. Never saw anything like this in my life. Crazy
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was very bright. Looked like it had a long tail of bright light that exploded behind it after a few seconds. No sound
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAt first it looked like it broke off into 3+ pieces at the tail with the ball of light continuing onwards. That's why I thought it was an airplane. But this was no airplane and it seemed bigger than a comet too but who knows.