Reports Report 7697b (Event 7697-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7697-2021
Observer
NameEva H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI don't remember how bright the object itself was, and I hesitated before reporting it as it was quite dim compared to the other fireball I have seen, and even some meteors I have seen, however it quickly crossed the sky almost from horizon to horizon, leaving an incredibly long smoke trail, much wider than the object itself, if I remember correctly (perhaps 2-3x as wide, maybe a bit more). I don't know if this is common or not. I've seen some meteors with long, bright tails, but I've never seen anything quite like this. It passed almost directly overhead and the tail was visibly distinguishable from the background, probably being lit up by the lights of LA.
Location
AddressFillmore, CA
Latitude34° 24' 53.36'' N (34.41°)
Longitude 118° 55' 15.33'' W (-118.92°)
Elevation143.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-11-13 01:55 PST
UT Date & Time2021-11-13 09:55 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down right to up left
Descent Angle357°
Moving
Facing azimuth125°
First azimuth148.91°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth350°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-4
ColorLight Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration-
Length50°
RemarksThe smoke trail was perhaps more interesting than the object itself. I don't remember enough to say how long it lasted, but no more than 10 seconds. It was very, very long and prominent, looking like a wide, fresh contrail. I've seen a fireball before, as well as several meteors with smoke trails, but this has to be the longest I've seen. I will say, 50 degrees is probably a generous minimum. It may have been up to, perhaps more than, 90 degrees, but I was keeping an eye on the object itself.
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-