Reports Report 4590co (Event 4590-2017)

Name Steve M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was on a boat facing south east initially, when the vessel was illuminated (behind my field of view)by a bright soft flash of green-white light (that was my perception). I quickly turned to face the light behind me (to the west) and saw a faint trail in the sky and the object broke up into pieces (very brief, and did not last long). The flash was very bright, like a flare and that's what I thought it was until I realised it was a shooting star/meteor.
Address Lepe, England (GB)
Latitude 50° 47' 13.13'' N (50.786981°)
Longitude 1° 22' 2.9'' W (-1.367471°)
Elevation 2.250237m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-25 00:04 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-11-25 00:04 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 102°
Facing azimuth 205.04°
First azimuth 238.06°
First elevation 43°
Last azimuth 276.29°
Last elevation 22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Light Green, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks very brief.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks like a bright flare going off, slight trail and terminal fragmentation
Observation Yes
Remarks object appeared to break up before fragmenting