Reports Report 5538wz (Event 5538-2017)

Name Peter S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I have seen a few meteors over the years which were just streaks of light across the sky. This meteor was much larger with a noticeable size at the head which then narrowed into the trail it left behind. This object, thoiugh faster than any aeroplane, was also much slower in its movement across the sky and remained in my sight for a much longer period, probably around 10 seconds as it moved across my sight line. The sky was clear at the time and my sight line was uninterupted during the whole period it was visible.
Address Bracebridge Heath, England (GB)
Latitude 53° 11' 17.58'' N (53.188216°)
Longitude 0° 32' 15.06'' W (-0.537517°)
Elevation 76.172516m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:35 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:35 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 266°
Facing azimuth 359.01°
First azimuth 21.99°
First elevation 27°
Last azimuth 308.84°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color Green, Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 7s
Length 30°
Remarks A glowing trail that stayed in the sky for the period stated
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks As the meteor moved North it looked like it was beginning to break up as the head got larger and appeared to be in at least 2 pieces, both of which were also beginning to break up.