Reports Report 1008bu (Event 1008-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1008-2018
Observer
NameDavid C
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI spend a lot of my time outdoors looking up in amazement, when it’s a clear sky. On sighting this fire ball traveling north to northwest, it was truly an amazing site to see. It looked to be moving reasonably slower than some meteors that i’v seen in the past. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see it’s final end as it disappeared behind low level cloud. But with its bright orange ball of fire and its red flaming gasius tail, I felt myself very lucky to have seen it.This was definitely the best one i’v ever seen to date.
Location
AddressBristol, England (GB)
Latitude51° 25' 16.43'' N (51.42°)
Longitude 2° 29' 55.45'' W (-2.5°)
Elevation15.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-03-15 21:30 GMT
UT Date & Time2018-03-15 21:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth300°
First azimuth290°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth-
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorOrange ball red tail
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration4s
Length10°
RemarksThe fire ball was a fright orange, the tail was a glowing red with a vapour trail of whitish grey.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-