Reports Report 5538aer (Event 5538-2017)

Name Robert F
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I am a keen airplane observer, which this was not, I was home three minutes after event and wrote down exactly what I'd seen. Living in Blairgowrie we see a lot of shooting stars etc, with clear unpolluted skies, this was the most spectacular burn up I have ever seen and the largest by far.
Address Blairgowrie and Rattray, Scotland (GB)
Latitude 56° 35' 6'' N (56.584999°)
Longitude 3° 19' 59.25'' W (-3.333124°)
Elevation 70.415657m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:33 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:33 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 71°
Facing azimuth 161.49°
First azimuth 111.44°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 204.2°
Last elevation 31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Core white, edges bluey grey
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Long thick Bright white light edged bluey green, after about seven seconds it fragmented into three pieces, two of equal size then a smaller single piece, after another two seconds the lights went out, but I saw a continuation of two vertical black lines for a further second where the two larger fragments were.
Observation Yes
Remarks As above