Reports Report 3565ac (Event 3565-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3565-2020
Observer
NameDoug B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was out to look for the comet. As soon as I stepped out the door, I saw what looked like a falling firework, through trees, in the same direction as the comet (roughly), northwest. No fireworks are allowed here (national forest), and people are pretty serious about it, so it should not have been a firework. (There were no others, and there was no sound of a firework being launched or bursting in air.) Note: My horizon is a little bit above the astronomic horizon, because there's a low mountain between me and the horizon, so when I saw it last, it wasn't quite dead flat. Time is estimated; I looked at my watch about 2 minutes later. (I was walking some dogs.) Viewing location is about 5500 feet above sea level. I guess I should add: No, this wasn't the comet at all. Saw that too, but that's a whole different thing. This was very bright, and white, and left a long trail just like a falling firework. Saw it distinctly through trees, but very briefly. It was falling fast.
Location
AddressFrazier Park, CA
Latitude34° 50' 43.76'' N (34.85°)
Longitude 119° 9' 23.53'' W (-119.16°)
Elevation1717.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-19 21:20 PDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-20 04:20 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth314.32°
First azimuth312.61°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth310.98°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksIt looked sparkly, like a falling firework. The head was bigger, but it looked as if it was shredding as it fell.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt looked sparkly, like a falling firework. The head was bigger, but it looked as if it was shredding as it fell.