Reports Report 5538cy (Event 5538-2017)

Observer
Name Angus S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I'm certain it wasn't a firework (being new years eve). It was travelling in what appeared as a straight line trajectory from my perspective. It reminded me of footage of the space shuttle Columbia breaking up on re-entry with all the debris. I'm an aeronautical engineer by training.
Location
Address Marykirk, Scotland (GB)
Latitude 56° 47' 3.53'' N (56.784313°)
Longitude 2° 30' 18.09'' W (-2.505025°)
Elevation 57.716621m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:34 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:34 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 106°
Moving
Facing azimuth 136.91°
First azimuth 120.09°
First elevation 19°
Last azimuth 172.34°
Last elevation 12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -17
Color Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks The fireball was bright with a flaming tail. Pieces were breaking off, falling away and disappearing. I lost sight of the fireball out the side of the window but it was not yet extinguished and still going. I didn't hear anything at the time because I was playing bagpipes with ear plugs in.