Reports Report 915e (Event 915-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 915-2020
Observer
NameDavid P
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI'm an MIT grad, have a Ph.D. and I'm 67 yrs old.
Location
AddressSan Mateo, CA
Latitude37° 33' 30.93'' N (37.56°)
Longitude 122° 19' 49.81'' W (-122.33°)
Elevation16.21m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-20 23:28 PST
UT Date & Time2020-02-21 07:28 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle75°
Moving
Facing azimuth74.12°
First azimuth63.1°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth79.79°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration0.5s
Length40°
RemarksThinner light that got thicker (!) and then split into one large trail and two smaller ones
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSee above. It first looked like an aircraft in size then grew much bigger and split into one main fireball and two or three smaller ones