Reports Report 1202bin (Event 1202-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1202-2021
Observer
NameAndrew T
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI know it's been reported in the media, but I resolved to check to see if it was a meteor rather than a falling paper lantern on fire. Time and appearance match precisely, but I was surprised It was visible this far east having seen it reported around Bristol/Bath initially.
Location
Address, England (GB)
Latitude51° 36' 27.23'' N (51.61°)
Longitude 0° 3' 40.35'' W (0.06°)
Elevation45.25m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-02-28 21:51 GMT
UT Date & Time2021-02-28 21:51 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle150°
Moving
Facing azimuth299.16°
First azimuth296.91°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth297.94°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball left a stuttering orange trail and fragmented into 3 or 4 parts that spread apart a little before rapidly vanishing.