Reports Report 5538aba (Event 5538-2017)

Name Ian W
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks We were stopped near the side of the road, at the entrance to a farmer's field, observing the full moon through a small telescope. The object appeared almost level with the moon, and continued almost overhead, exiting our field of view 180 degrees from where it entered. Altitude started at approximately moon level in the sky, and object appeared to be descending fairly rapidly.
Address Kielder, England (GB)
Latitude 55° 14' 8.96'' N (55.235821°)
Longitude 2° 35' 27.35'' W (-2.590931°)
Elevation 210.670303m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:36 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:36 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 262°
Facing azimuth 48.37°
First azimuth 71.92°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 253.14°
Last elevation 35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Green, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks A large "boom" approx. 1-2 minutes following sighting
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Object appeared to break in to two smaller segments