Reports Report 7206k (Event 7206-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7206-2020
NameCarter L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI'm really glad you have this site. It felt like such a momentous thing to see (and I've seen a number of shooting stars, Northern Lights, and even meteor showers). This was huge, bright, long and amazing. I actually shouted out loud it was so remarkable. Like a caveman marveling at the mysterious sky :)
AddressSan Francisco, CA
Latitude37° 46' 4.58'' N (37.77°)
Longitude 122° 30' 39.83'' W (-122.51°)
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-11-30 18:09 PST
UT Date & Time2020-12-01 02:09 UT
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle97°
Facing azimuth320.48°
First azimuth297.28°
First elevation27°
Last azimuth327.26°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorThe bright intense core was orange and yellow, there was a halo of pale yellow (?) light around it and before it blinked out it was as if there was a shield of white/grey dust at the front. It was huge. it looked fake. I couldn't believe how long it laste
Concurrent Sound
Delayed Sound
Persistent train
Remarksorange red, at first sort of straight out but arcing as the bright core descended. I think the trail lingered after the core disappeared, but not certain.
Terminal flash
RemarksIt came in low, big and fast. Right away the parts of it were clearly visible: a bright intense core, a kind of halo or penumbra of paler light, and the orange/red tail. I shot forward towards the headlands, and I was surprised at how big it was and how long it was visible. As it arced downward the core flashed, the halo was gone, and it was like a cone of dust/particles was visible at the nose or front of the fireball. Then it was gone. and I think the tail lingered a second or two longer. It was strange how visible and clear it was. I thought I should hear it or see it splash into the water.