Reports Report 4596b (Event 4596-2017)

Name Chris G
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Extraordinary experience, made greater because all street lighting in the neighbourhood had just gone out at 23:54, as part of local authority cost and energy-saving, thus making my walk home from the train station completely black until this fireball directly overhead!
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 50° 44' 43.55'' N (50.74543°)
Longitude 1° 43' 5'' W (-1.718055°)
Elevation 20.793198m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-24 00:00 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-11-24 00:00 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 231.05°
First azimuth 124.54°
First elevation 70°
Last azimuth 320.76°
Last elevation 70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks An extended jet aircraft-like thunderclap lasting about 10 seconds, occurring two minutes after the fireball/meteor.
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It looked like a firework shedding sparks. My first thought was that it WAS a firework.