Reports Report 840c (Event 840-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 840-2010
Observer
NameRobert J
Experience Level1/5
RemarksFireball looked very large and relatively low travelling moderately fast across the sky, lost sight of the nucleus once it passed behind scenery. There was another witness in the car and multiple people on the road who should have seen the object
Location
AddressYork (UK)
Latitude53° 8' 0.92'' N (53.13°)
Longitude 1° 19' 50.59'' W (-1.33°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-08 17:35 GMT
UT Date & Time2010-12-08 17:35 UT
Duration?
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth37°
First elevation53°
Last azimuth303°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorWhite/Red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI was driving fast in a well insulated car which dulled the noise so I couldn\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t hear it properly (Radio + Car were both too loud to discern sounds well)
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length15°
RemarksSmoke + Glowing, was white/red with sparks (bright white fragments) breaking off from the main nucleus. Train followed the meteor
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
RemarksBright sparks/glowing fragments were breaking away from the main body
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-