Reports Report 5538tt (Event 5538-2017)

Name Jonathan S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Coincided with beginning of public firework display on Newcastle Town Moor; I spent some time looking for the wire it had been fired along. My wife and I were hugely impressed and planning to contact a pyrotechnician friend to geek out about this amazing new shell we’d seen, before saying “Wait, this doesn’t feel right… was that…?” Yes, yes it was.
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 54° 59' 3.33'' N (54.984257°)
Longitude 1° 37' 8.34'' W (-1.618982°)
Elevation 66.166656m
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 right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 50.84°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 302.5°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Green, gold
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Some minor shedding of material (mostly gold in colour).