Reports Report 5538zh (Event 5538-2017)

Name Richard C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks The observation was from a coastal location in east Scotland, initially looking eastward over the sea. The sky was clear, starry, and there was a gibbous moon. The fireball travelled from north to south in a slightly south-south-westerly direction. The fireball was moving quickly but was clearly visible for several seconds. It was an impressive sight.
Address Newtonhill, Scotland (GB)
Latitude 57° 1' 39.63'' N (57.027676°)
Longitude 2° 9' 33.07'' W (-2.159185°)
Elevation 73.765999m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:35 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:35 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 90°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 200°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Green, Yellow
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 The fireball was mainly green with a yellow trailing edge. The leading edge of the fireball had three distinct nodes. At fragmentation the fireball appeared to split into three parts and then disappeared in the southern sky.