Reports Report 4588hk (Event 4588-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4588-2017
Observer
NameWayne W
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was on a flight from Belfast International over the Irish Sea at probably 20000 and saw this light moving quickly towards the plane, as clear as could be. Large green ball at front followed by white straight tail which fragmented and fizzled out, just like a firework which I thought it was until I realised I was at 20000 feet. I even asked the pilot on disembarkation but they reported nothing. Quite unsettling as it was probably only a mile or so from the plane.
Location
Address (IM)
Latitude53° 55' 13.01'' N (53.92°)
Longitude 3° 55' 18.61'' W (-3.92°)
Elevation-30.23m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-11-25 07:15 GMT
UT Date & Time2017-11-25 07:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle104°
Moving
Facing azimuth92.79°
First azimuth323.08°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth91.17°
Last elevation37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-19
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
RemarksGlowing trail like a rocket firework which fizzled out and disappeared over a couple of seconds
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksGreen ball at front of trail looked to explode
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksFragmentation of the tail