Reports Report 3491b (Event 3491-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3491-2019
Observer
NameRichard A
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was facing east when there appeared to be a bright light behind me. When I turned around, I saw the meteor descending at what appeared to be straight down. I did not get a look at its beginning.
Location
AddressLa Grange, CA
Latitude37° 38' 56.89'' N (37.65°)
Longitude 120° 21' 0.66'' W (-120.35°)
Elevation310.09m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-08-05 22:20 PDT
UT Date & Time2019-08-06 05:20 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle187°
Moving
Facing azimuth290°
First azimuth290°
First elevation67°
Last azimuth290°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorLight Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt resembled a fireworks rocket towards the end as it broke up. A little like sparks dissolving away from it.