Reports Report 5538adr (Event 5538-2017)

Name Bart F
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I've noticed it at around 5:35pm as early as it started burning entering the atmosphere from the East (I was watching the moon at the time it looked like an airplane for a few seconds, barely moving light heading in my direction first appeared on the bottom-right from the moon, my exact location is shared in this tweet: ). The spot was brighter than the current large moon but there was no large flash. It was burning steadily for 5-10 second then it broke up into at least 4 large pieces each with it's own trail, again no flash here. All dissappeared within further 5 seconds heading West toward Glasgow.
Address Edinburgh, Scotland (GB)
Latitude 55° 57' 49.99'' N (55.963887°)
Longitude 3° 7' 34.81'' W (-3.126336°)
Elevation 2.138746m
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 down left to up right
Descent Angle 12°
Facing azimuth 137.87°
First azimuth 88.86°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 293.31°
Last elevation 56°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Between yellow and green (I'm colourblind).
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -
Remarks At least 4 strong trails visible after meteor broke up into pieces.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It broke up into at least 4 visible pieces right as it was passing above me, I had a great perspective. There was definitely no loud noise heard in Edinburgh, I was on a quiet part of Portobello Beach with no waves and dark sky.