Reports Report 826a (Event 826-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 826-2019
Observer
NameTobin B
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am an air traffic controller with 30 years experience. I am very experienced at viewing objects in the night sky. At first glance as it caught my eye, I thought it was a ship fired flare as we are very close to the sea. Then realized as it terminated and pieces appeared to break off it that it was a fireball although quite a disappointing small and not very energetic one compared to the colored ones I’ve been fortunate to see in the past. It was short lived but observed by a few people. We were at a football match so able to make a note of our relative position compared to fixed objects like the goal posts etc. hence my fairly accurate compass degrees of where it was seen.
Location
AddressNetley, England (GB)
Latitude50° 52' 35.29'' N (50.88°)
Longitude 1° 20' 54.72'' W (-1.35°)
Elevation22.77m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-02-20 18:25 GMT
UT Date & Time2019-02-20 18:25 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle104°
Moving
Facing azimuth152°
First azimuth150°
First elevation26°
Last azimuth155°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksPieces appeared to fall off it below at a forward but increasing angle.