Reports Report 4590bf (Event 4590-2017)

Name Forster J
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was closing my balcony curtains (2nd floor) when i saw the fireball. Initially due to the colour i thought it was a firework, but when realising the trajectory and distinctive tail, I realised it was a fireball. The sky was clear at that point and it was clearly visible above the surrounding houses even through London's light pollution. After leaving a sizeable golden trail it brightened, then dimmed and finished in a what i guess was a terminal explosion. I then went straight out onto the balcony to look for more, and listen for any explosions, but saw and heard nothing further. This took place at about 30 seconds past midnight on Friday 24th/Sat 25th.
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 51° 25' 59.65'' N (51.433236°)
Longitude 0° 7' 4.98'' W (-0.118049°)
Elevation 63.576279m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-25 00:01 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-11-25 00:01 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 132°
Facing azimuth 234.84°
First azimuth 223.51°
First elevation 16°
Last azimuth 236.57°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Purple, Green, Light Green, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 15°
Remarks a golden trail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Initially bright, then dimmed before giving a second flash and disappearing.
Observation Unknown
Remarks -