Reports Report 5538ahm (Event 5538-2017)

Name Douglas J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks At first I assumed it was a firework for new years, but once I saw it I realised A) it was to fast to be a firework B) there was no sound at all and C) the way it tracked across the sky for 30 or more seconds looked like a it it was falling from the sky, I followed it behind my house and was just in awe in how bright and how fast it was going. Best thing I have ever seen in the sky and I've seen the northern lights!
Address , Scotland (GB)
Latitude 55° 55' 33.25'' N (55.925904°)
Longitude 3° 10' 21.24'' W (-3.172566°)
Elevation 76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-12-31 17:30 UT
Duration ≈45s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 185°
First azimuth 160°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 200°
Last elevation 40°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -17
Color Blue, Light Blue
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It broke apart into 3-4 smaller pieces
Observation Yes
Remarks The smaller pieces broke off and tailed behind slightly slower.