Reports Report 233bo (Event 233-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 233-2019
Observer
NameMark T
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am used to seeing meteors but this was very different. I thought it might have been a firework, but as I got a proper look I realised that it was something else. Much bigger and brighter than anything I had seen before, with more vivid colours and a trail left behind that glowed in the moonlight.
Location
AddressTibberton, England (GB)
Latitude51° 53' 35.78'' N (51.89°)
Longitude 2° 22' 0.15'' W (-2.37°)
Elevation17.31m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-01-14 21:59 GMT
UT Date & Time2019-01-14 21:59 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle114°
Moving
Facing azimuth190°
First azimuth175.92°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth209.78°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorOrange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration20s
Length30°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball had dimmed slightly before a final, slightly bright, white flash.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs the flash (which was slightly brighter than the fireball itself) happened, a few fragments were expelled, a bit like a firework.