Reports Report 840f (Event 840-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 840-2010
Observer
NameHemming C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was amazed at the size and closeness (proximity) of what I saw. I have seen shooting stars etc but this was so large in my view it was incredible. I think that the shape of what I saw was also amazing, as it was not a single streak of light but a semi circle with trails at both sides. Amazing. Actually, the image above, on this last page.... is almost exactly what it looked like, except it was a semi-circle (like a crescent) and not a ball at the front.
Location
AddressHeswall (UK)
Latitude52° 39' 1.02'' N (52.65°)
Longitude 1° 53' 18.82'' W (-1.89°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-08 17:40 GMT
UT Date & Time2010-12-08 17:40 UT
Duration≈3s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth315°
First azimuth43°
First elevation64°
Last azimuth309°
Last elevation34°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorBright white and red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI was inside my car, driving, so it was outside and I could only view the event
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw a semi circle of light pass in front of me. At each side of the semi circle, was a blazing trail of light. Just before it disappeared the semi circle turned red in a flash
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-