Reports Report 4781bq (Event 4781-2017)

Name Justine J
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks At the time of the sighting, I was walking along the High Peak Trail East to West (with Longcliffe Quarry to the right), exiting a section that has steep/rocky sides. My field of vision was restricted somewhat by the elevated sides, but the streak of very bright light appeared centrally, so I don't think my view of it was obstructed in any way, although I could not see the sky to my right (the direction it appeared from, travelling from right to left). The 'fireball' did seem very close and was much larger than any shooting star I've seen before, but due to the nature of the steep/elevated rocks, this perception of distance and size may be an illusion.
Address Longcliffe, England (GB)
Latitude 53° 5' 52.47'' N (53.097907°)
Longitude 1° 39' 7.64'' W (-1.652123°)
Elevation 326.77002m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-11-29 17:10 GMT
UT Date & Time 2017-11-29 17:10 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 259°
Facing azimuth 251.99°
First azimuth 266.77°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 251.19°
Last elevation 34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks It happened incredibly quickly, but the original flash with trail came in, then seemed to quickly and subtly (no explosions) flash again with another trail continuing in the same direction/at the same angle - it was all part of the same 'streak' of light, but there were two definite 'parts' of it. Very difficult to describe!