Reports Report 4590au (Event 4590-2017)

Name Leo S
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks I saw this while trying to observe the Antares Rocket Body reentry, along with my wife, so we were keeping a close eye on timings. It would have been just after midnight, and could not be later than 00:03 as it took me a few minutes to get indoors and check the time, which by then was 00:07 UT. Unfortunately the event was almost completely obstructed by nearby trees. The sky lit up, which caused me to turn around, and see the fireball, which was medium-slow speed, for a further 3-4 seconds before it disappeared behind the horizon. It may well have fragmented, but it was impossible to tell. Impressive none the less!
Address , Wales (GB)
Latitude 52° 0' 33.08'' N (52.009189°)
Longitude 4° 15' 43.82'' W (-4.262172°)
Elevation 151.152039m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-25 00:01 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-11-25 00:01 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 229°
Facing azimuth 98.76°
First azimuth 112.64°
First elevation 29°
Last azimuth 105.33°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
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