Reports Report 5538ov (Event 5538-2017)

Name Nick B
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I work for a large professional fireworks company and we were setting up as it appeared. Full on panic for a couple of seconds as we thought we had serious accident starting!
Address (GB)
Latitude 56° 2' 51.01'' N (56.047504°)
Longitude 2° 47' 32.49'' W (-2.792357°)
Elevation 18.823999m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 ?
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 93°
Facing azimuth 195.13°
First azimuth 115.35°
First elevation 32°
Last azimuth 246.33°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Green, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 30°
Remarks A thick tail, full of sparks then fading to dense darkness before vanishing
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It got brighter before vanishing
Observation Yes
Remarks As it crossed the sky, small fragments seemed to break away 2 or 3 times