Reports Report 1808bw (Event 1808-2017)

Name Roderick R
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Just before its appearance I had been videoing a scene from my balcony of trains passing then panning upward to include a view of Jupiter and The Moon. I had ended the video recording and switched my cmera off .... I looked up just to glance at Jupiter ... several seconds later the meteor appeared ... in between Jupiter and Moon. I was very upset .. if only i had left the camera running for an extra 10 seconds!!!! :( (I have made a photo composite using a different meteor pasted onto a photo extracted from the video I took to show what I saw to friends on facebook ... shows exact position and size of the object}
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 51° 29' 55.08'' N (51.498633°)
Longitude 0° 4' 15.66'' W (-0.071017°)
Elevation 3.062701m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-06-01 23:38 BST
UT Date & Time 2017-06-01 22:38 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 168°
Facing azimuth 224.56°
First azimuth 222.99°
First elevation 38°
Last azimuth 222.41°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color the colour of fire on actual meteor (I am colour blind)
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 6s
Remarks followed meteor beneath horizon while dissolving as it went
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks from the meteor ... which seemed to be rectangular in shape ... small burst of flames