Reports Report 840e (Event 840-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 840-2010
Observer
NameJames B
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressStafford (UK)
Latitude52° 38' 17.78'' N (52.64°)
Longitude 2° 7' 33.69'' W (-2.13°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-08 17:37 CDT
UT Date & Time2010-12-08 17:37 UT
Duration≈3s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth135°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth313°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorwhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksA very bright, very fast moving, star-like white light that, as it moved across the sky from south east to north west, much faster than a normal meteor shower like object, suddenly increased in brightness then disapeared while still well above the horizon (45 degrees aprox). I did not see any sign of fragmentation but there was light polution from traffic etc, and I was driving and watching other traffic. The most striking features were its brightness, the speed at which it flashed across the sky, and its sudden increase in brightness followed by total disapearance.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-