Reports Report 1670b (Event 1670-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1670-2020
Observer
NameRobert L
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThe object was visible low in the sky to the west of Somerset, UK. The duration was 4-5 seconds & the object visibly broke-up mid-through the 'event'. The event was bright & was certainly the most spectacular 'meteor' I have witnessed to date. The fact the event was very bright + fully visible during the evening twilight makes it potentially more noteworthy.
Location
AddressNynehead, England (GB)
Latitude50° 59' 53.81'' N (51°)
Longitude 3° 13' 39.59'' W (-3.23°)
Elevation52.76m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-04-08 20:11 BST
UT Date & Time2020-04-08 19:11 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle108°
Moving
Facing azimuth280°
First azimuth-
First elevation33°
Last azimuth290°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe object visibly broke up during the 4-5 second duration of the visible event. The 'fireball' continued after fragmentation, though it was hard to discern how many pieces the object broke-up into.