Reports Report 4781bh (Event 4781-2017)

Name Sarah W
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I was driving my car home from work at the time. To a person with no astronomy experience, it was an unusual sighting. My first thought was it was a firework, as it was so bright, but I soon realised it wasn't. It seemed quite large, but it appeared and disappeared quite quickly. It was in my sight right at the top of my windscreen.
Address , England (GB)
Latitude 53° 24' 25.32'' N (53.407033°)
Longitude 1° 19' 57.26'' W (-1.332573°)
Elevation 57.291431m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-29 17:05 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-11-29 17:05 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 283°
Facing azimuth 239.22°
First azimuth 309.51°
First elevation 44°
Last azimuth 231.72°
Last elevation 43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length -
Remarks A glowing train, that I could see for a second or two then it disappeared
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The meteor left a train, then seemed to explode into nothing
Observation Unknown
Remarks -