Reports Report 5538afo (Event 5538-2017)

Name Alison G
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks This thing just appeared in the sky underneath the moon I was watching. I had to turn 180 deg to follow it through the sky before it dipped. This looked like white hot dome trailing in to bright greeny blue colour before the bright orange tail
Address Spittal, England (GB)
Latitude 55° 45' 0.33'' N (55.750092°)
Longitude 1° 58' 58.14'' W (-1.982816°)
Elevation 22.641464m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:37 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:37 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 83°
Facing azimuth 98.9°
First azimuth 85.88°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 289.34°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -24
Color White dome, green behind leading to orange tail
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 25s
Length 30°
Remarks Orange Glowing train and 2 "bits" appeared to break off as it passed overhead
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Two orange glowing pieces seemed to break off from the tail