Reports Report 559a (Event 559-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 559-2019
Observer
NameChris M
Experience Level5/5
RemarksIt could be an illusion, but the fireball seemed to gain speed immediately after my first viewing. It may have slowed a little. If there was a burst at the end, I would not have seen it because it had already moved behind Lakeshore Elementary School, out of sight. I crossed the street to a better viewpoint to look for a persistent trail (as I have seen before in Leonids) but did not see one.
Location
AddressSan Francisco, CA
Latitude37° 43' 49.74'' N (37.73°)
Longitude 122° 29' 10.13'' W (-122.49°)
Elevation31.16m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-01-31 17:57 PST
UT Date & Time2019-02-01 01:57 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle109°
Moving
Facing azimuth70°
First azimuth30°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth105°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorWhite. (Note: I am colorblind.) Note: This fireball did not cast noticeable shadows, as have two I have seen in my life (50 years)
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-