Reports Report 1167u (Event 1167-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1167-2020
Observer
NameKathryn M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy daughter noticed it first, and my son also observed it. I have confirmation from another person in our city who also saw it. If the trajectory would have been different, I would assume it was a firework or flare, as that is the most similar looking thing I've seen.
Location
AddressFresno, CA
Latitude36° 49' 34.71'' N (36.83°)
Longitude 119° 51' 47.19'' W (-119.86°)
Elevation96.19m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-03-05 18:00 PST
UT Date & Time2020-03-06 02:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle262°
Moving
Facing azimuth135.12°
First azimuth162.82°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth85.1°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length60°
RemarksSmoke trail, much (~10x) wider than airplane contrails that were visible at the same time.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere were sparks coming off as we watched it.