Reports Report 1202bjx (Event 1202-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1202-2021
Observer
NameGareth C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt looked like it was overhead coming down, so much so that I thought it was a very high maritime distress flare falling and I’d just caught it on the downward arc when I looked out of the window. I rushed to the front of the house to look for another - in case it was a flare - so I could alert the coast guard. It was very bright, brighter than a firework which led me to think it was a flare by its direction.
Location
Address, Wales (GB)
Latitude52° 28' 35.92'' N (52.48°)
Longitude 4° 3' 5.39'' W (-4.05°)
Elevation36.56m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-02-28 22:00 GMT
UT Date & Time2021-02-28 22:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle221°
Moving
Facing azimuth100°
First azimuth127.69°
First elevation72°
Last azimuth79.92°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration20s
Length20°
RemarksGlowing trail, “cracking” like a sparkler. The meteor was white but the trail and sparks were orange/yellow
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-