Reports Report 924a (Event 924-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 924-2021
Observer
NameKaren W
Experience Level3/5
RemarksHi. I didn't report this straight away as I'm not actually sure what I saw, but it's been on my mind! I have seen one amazing fireball before (and reported it with you) but this was completely different. As I was standing facing a friend (5.4" tall) I saw a very bright white light just to the side of her head. It was approximately as bright as the moon, and around the same size. It did not travel across the sky but seemed to come out straight towards me. Im not sure quite how to describe it except like a large white pulse perhaps like a beacon or an explosion in slow motion. I didn't see any debris or trail. It lasted approx 1and a half seconds. I still see it clearly in my mind but it's difficult to find the words to describe. There were no aircraft in that area at the time. I guess that's maybe not much help but I shall always be wondering what I saw! Many thanks
Location
AddressSpittal, England (GB)
Latitude55° 45' 16.29'' N (55.75°)
Longitude 1° 59' 16.43'' W (-1.99°)
Elevation4.86m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-01-22 18:15 GMT
UT Date & Time2021-01-22 18:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up to down
Descent Angle180°
Moving
Facing azimuth35°
First azimuth35°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth35°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-