Reports Report 1959j (Event 1959-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1959-2022
Observer
NameBarry S
Experience Level2/5
RemarksOccasionally seen meteors and showers throughout my life, but this one was spectacular and warranted reporting.
Location
AddressSandygate, England (GB)
Latitude50° 34' 27.66'' N (50.57°)
Longitude 3° 36' 55.41'' W (-3.62°)
Elevation23.13m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-03-22 23:08 GMT
UT Date & Time2022-03-22 23:08 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle222°
Moving
Facing azimuth49.56°
First azimuth54.55°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth30.88°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWhite and quite bright at first. Almost round head with a white tail...getting rapidly brighter, then red center and white fragmentation, then nothing
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks5 or 6 bright white fragmentation 'sparks', somewhat similar to a firework, but very short lived (not much more than 1 second)