Reports Report 3938a (Event 3938-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3938-2020
Observer
NameCatherine J
Experience Level1/5
RemarksWas looking up noticing the brightness of the moon, saw the astonishing spectacle. Nearly gave my companion a heart attack! I've seen shooting stars and the recent neowise-spotted comet, but this was really different, big and dramatic.
Location
AddressHildenborough, England (GB)
Latitude51° 12' 39.1'' N (51.21°)
Longitude 0° 15' 5.16'' W (0.25°)
Elevation24.61m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-31 22:55 BST
UT Date & Time2020-07-31 21:55 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle31°
Moving
Facing azimuth199.98°
First azimuth188.75°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth180.61°
Last elevation58°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length15°
RemarksWHITE, as white as the leading ball, short fat triangluar trail about 1.5 times the ball size; train was flickering with broken trailing edges
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-