Reports Report 5676ah (Event 5676-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5676-2021
Observer
NameRobert V
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI'm a pilot and work at the airport, it was bright enough I initially thought it was a red nav beacon on a nearby aircraft until I realized the motion was wrong. Then it started to leave a trail and I lost it in the trees.
Location
AddressFresno, CA
Latitude36° 46' 30.11'' N (36.78°)
Longitude 119° 43' 35.4'' W (-119.73°)
Elevation100.66m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-13 20:55 PDT
UT Date & Time2021-09-14 03:55 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle330°
Moving
Facing azimuth178.99°
First azimuth178.68°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth171.75°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksMostly like a smoke trail, took a close look to make sure I was seeing it properly and not a reflection on my glasses.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-