Reports Report 4104e (Event 4104-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4104-2016
Observer
NameMarcus F
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe time I saw the event is approximate as I was running on the coastal path at night, I first noticed an orange hue on the sea across the bay towards Cardigan Island, I looked up to see a large orange ball descending at a slight angle. I initially thought it a distress flare falling, but there had been no ascent, only a short descent. There was no noticeable noise, and as the 'fireball' ended, it brightened somewhat. I didn't notice a plume, but I had a head torch on which would have prevented me from having an unimpaired view (because of its glare)Amazing to see....whatever it was :)
Location
Address, Wales (GB)
Latitude52° 6' 52.98'' N (52.11°)
Longitude 4° 43' 47.88'' W (-4.73°)
Elevation106.09m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-10-22 20:26 BST
UT Date & Time2016-10-22 19:26 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth30°
First azimuth30°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth32°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBrightened as it terminated, resembled an emergency flare
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-