Reports Report 5538ga (Event 5538-2017)

Name Alan P
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I've seen many meteors and fireballs but this was different, seemed a lot more colourful and slower - visible for longer- than any other I've seen
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 54° 0' 19.66'' N (54.005462°)
Longitude 1° 27' 24.02'' W (-1.456673°)
Elevation 57.136639m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:33 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:33 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth 88.05°
First azimuth 31.1°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 307.23°
Last elevation 33°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Green, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 90°
Remarks Glowing, gree/red colours, breaking up into small bright objects, train faded out, no twisting or other distortions
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Breaking up along train into smaller objects which faded out close to line of train, fragmentation mainly white not showing colours of train. No terminal break up, just fading out