Reports Report 30ak (Event 30-2019)

Name Hugh G
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Seen a few shooting stars in my life (68 years old) but nothing like that. The sky was mostly clear. It was close to dusk with still a level of brightness. At the time stars were not apparent. I’m hoping this siting will coincide with other people’s records. If you were fortunate to be looking up at that time you could not fail to notice it. I would welcome any confirmation of what I’d seen. I had just arrived home on our driveway with my wife. I said look, but sadly the event was too fast for her to see. In my wonderment I kept looking for more sitings but nothing else.
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 52° 29' 35.53'' N (52.493202°)
Longitude 0° 46' 23.17'' W (-0.773103°)
Elevation 123.037727m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-08 16:50 GMT
UT Date & Time 2019-01-08 16:50 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth 40.57°
First azimuth 25.03°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 40.86°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -23
Color Pink, Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 25°
Remarks A bright sparkly type trail like a rocket/firework. It appeared to have a slight bulbous shape towards the front.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The flash resembled that of a welders torch but confined to the shape of a dart.
Observation Yes
Remarks The fragmentation was swift and flared.