Reports Report 5538id (Event 5538-2017)

Name Peter H
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks There were around 20-30 people around me who all witnessed the same thing. I was setting my camera up at the time for the firework display that was due to start at 6pm. Somebody has to have a video. It was the brightest, longest lasting one I’ve seen so far. Incredible.
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 54° 59' 20.79'' N (54.989108°)
Longitude 1° 38' 2.72'' W (-1.634089°)
Elevation 106.134613m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:40 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:40 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 338°
Facing azimuth 80°
First azimuth 90°
First elevation 37°
Last azimuth 280°
Last elevation 55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Light Blue, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks 3-4 small cracks
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Deep crack
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length -
Remarks The trail was bright and left several other trains as the object broke up
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Fragmentation started as the object was overhead and continued to break up 2-3 times before it headed toward the horizon