Reports Report 644b (Event 644-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 644-2021
Observer
NameSimon B
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI was looking between Merak in Ursa Major and Pollux in Gemini as the fireball came into view around 42 degrees above the horizon, the head of the fireball was moving extremely fast from left to right and practically horizontal, there was no smoke trail just a hazy brightness slightly behind the head which after about 1 second grew much brighter and less the 0.5 second later stopped in bright flash of white and yellow. No sound was heard nor could I see any smoke as the sky was quiet dark with no moon in the sky at this point in my observation session. I hope that this data is of use to you. Eyes up, Clear Skies. Simon
Location
AddressTilton on the Hill, England (GB)
Latitude52° 38' 31.15'' N (52.64°)
Longitude 0° 54' 8.51'' W (-0.9°)
Elevation205.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-02-01 19:47 GMT
UT Date & Time2021-02-01 19:47 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle88°
Moving
Facing azimuth42°
First azimuth49°
First elevation42°
Last azimuth98°
Last elevation47°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorYellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe fireball sped across the sky and finished at least twice as bright as it had been on first seeing it.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-