Reports Report 5538aed (Event 5538-2017)

Name Greg E
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I've seen hundreds of meteors before but I've never seen anything like this. I actually thought it was some strange kind of firework or flare because it seemed to be close to the ground. it was slow moving and really big and bright. Definitely greenish, with a noticeable trail. It was so slow-moving (for a meteor) and bright, I actually thought to myself "Strangest -looking firework I've ever seen!". I just forgot about it and then I saw an article in the news this morning with a link to your website, so I thought I'd report it.
Address , Scotland (GB)
Latitude 55° 57' 13.46'' N (55.95374°)
Longitude 3° 10' 26.23'' W (-3.173952°)
Elevation 39.615604m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 65°
Facing azimuth 131.97°
First azimuth 109.81°
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 225.09°
Last elevation 50°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Green
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 trail appeared to spark or splutter.