Reports Report 5538dj (Event 5538-2017)

Name Richard T
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The actual time of observation is uncertain, could be out by 10 minutres or so, as I did not know that I would be able to make a report. I have seen plentu meteor strikes in my life, including some very bright ones. However neither my wife or I have seen anything like what we observed tonight. It was very bright with a very large head and very long tail. It was low in the sky and we lost site of it behind clouds.
Address Kemnay, Scotland (GB)
Latitude 57° 13' 57.94'' N (57.232762°)
Longitude 2° 26' 19'' W (-2.43861°)
Elevation 92.764763m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:45 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 94°
Facing azimuth 155.01°
First azimuth 151.38°
First elevation 16°
Last azimuth 210.28°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Occaisionally saw bits breaking off to side in a different trajectory to main path. There was a very distinctive long bright tail