Reports Report 4478x (Event 4478-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4478-2019
Observer
NamePaul H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was looking at a nice sunset when I first noticed it, and had eyes locked on it for a second before it disappeared behind trees- I saw it through a double-glazed window, and from a distance of at least a couple of miles, so heard no sonic boom. It was fairly near the inbound flight path of John Lennon Airport, but Police said it was not a plane, and it's direction was opposite to incoming planes. It was travelling as fast as a shooting star & from my viewpoint, it appeared to be heading towards the ground, at an angle of about 30 degrees.
Location
AddressBirkenhead, England (GB)
Latitude53° 19' 59.88'' N (53.33°)
Longitude 3° 0' 22.27'' W (-3.01°)
Elevation42.37m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-09-17 19:50 BST
UT Date & Time2019-09-17 18:50 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle237°
Moving
Facing azimuth340°
First azimuth345°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth335°
Last elevation17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorWhite, big as a full moon ( but obviously not, the moon is rising in the South East at the moment ), rugby-ball ( or Gridiron ball ) shaped brilliant pure white light, with a short ( slightly red-tinted ) orange tail that came to a sort of point .... just
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
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Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
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