Reports Report 2462a (Event 2462-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2462-2016
Name Gary C
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks This meteor started just to the left of Perseus, crossed overhead and vanished near the Moon, low in the Southwest Sky. The brightness was good but not unusual. The length of this meteor was extraordinary, nearly from horizon (crossing overhead) to horizon. Taking about 5 seconds to cross the sky, the smoke trail ran the full path of the meteor. Three of us saw it.
Address Birkin, England (GB)
Latitude 53° 44' 8.87'' N (53.74°)
Longitude 1° 11' 27.77'' W (-1.19°)
Elevation 8.09m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-07-17 00:20 BST
UT Date & Time 2016-07-16 23:20 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Facing azimuth 0.7°
First azimuth 353.03°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 187.8°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 99.99°
Remarks Incredibly long smoke trail which dissipated fairly quickly.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -