Reports Report 5538el (Event 5538-2017)

Name dave k
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The size was about the width of 2 fingers at arms length. Travelling accross the sky as fast as anything I've ever seen. Very bright and obvious in the sky. Cigar shaped. Appeared and disappeared within 5 seconds or so. Put your hands out at arms length about 1m apart and that is about the distance the fireball was visable. So lucky. I just happened to be looking out the window at the time. Amazing.
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 54° 31' 11.77'' N (54.519937°)
Longitude 1° 33' 10.23'' W (-1.552841°)
Elevation 40.51284m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:34 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:34 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth 25°
First azimuth 30°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 310°
Last elevation 65°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Light Blue, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks it already had a bright tail as it travelled across the sky, disappeared at about the same time as the fireball did
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Very brief final flash before disapearing
Observation Yes
Remarks Again very very briefly at the very end of the trajectory before disappearing. There seemed to be fragments towards the front of the fireball as it was traveling across the sky.