Reports Report 6701p (Event 6701-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6701-2020
Observer
NameAndy T
Experience Level4/5
RemarksA friend of mine who is a member of the BAA has researched this event and has been unable to find any other reports which absolutely amazes me. It was the longest lasting and far and away the brightest meteor I've seen in 60 years as an amateur astronomer. At a more or less constant 30 to 40 degrees above the horizon throughout its progress across the sky anybody who was looking between northeast through slightly west of south could hardly have missed it. Note that my estimation of its brightness may be a poor estimate. I never have been good at magnitude estimates. I can say for sure that it was significantly brighter than Venus at its brightest.
Location
AddressCanewdon, England (GB)
Latitude51° 37' 6.25'' N (51.62°)
Longitude 0° 44' 23.08'' W (0.74°)
Elevation39.96m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-11-15 22:38 GMT
UT Date & Time2020-11-15 22:38 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle84°
Moving
Facing azimuth60°
First azimuth60°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth210°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length60°
RemarksGlowing train that simply faded over a few seconds.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt appeared to sparkle a bit like a fireworks sparkler rather than truly fragment. That is to say I didn't notice any completely separate points of light but I was so taken by surprise that I could easily have missed them.