Reports Report 1450f (Event 1450-2017)

Name Stewart R
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was a light that suddenly appeared. Instantly thought it was a police helicopter until it moved very straight on a downward angle not fast like a shooting star but too quick for an aircraft. I did think for a split second it was an helicopter about to crash but it was a round orange ball that headed over the m61 towards Rivington pike. I was driving and had radio on so could hear any outside noise.
Address Heath Charnock, England (GB)
Latitude 53° 38' 32.2'' N (53.642277°)
Longitude 2° 36' 14.84'' W (-2.604122°)
Elevation 95.917831m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-04-21 21:50 BST
UT Date & Time 2017-04-21 20:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 258°
Facing azimuth 142.54°
First azimuth 219.76°
First elevation 35°
Last azimuth 100.71°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Orange/yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
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Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
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Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
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