Reports Report 5538cx (Event 5538-2017)

Name John K
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Airline pilot and PhD - seen lots of meteors. This was a longer duration and impressive one. It lit up the upper cloud deck as it passed to the north and fell in the vicinity of Tadcaster or Harrogate I suspect.
Address Hambleton, England (GB)
Latitude 53° 45' 51.58'' N (53.764328°)
Longitude 1° 4' 11.39'' W (-1.069831°)
Elevation 4.071157m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 258°
Facing azimuth 334°
First azimuth 75°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 305°
Last elevation 14°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color White core, orange fragments/tail, occasional green sparks
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Several green and orange flashes and appeared to break into 2 parts continuing on previous trajectory