Reports Report 643b (Event 643-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 643-2018
Observer
NameDan B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksThe fireball was very bright and extremely clear - it appeared to be in 3 parts: there was a short fuzzy tail, a long broad needle-shaped body, with a spherical head. This grew, spherically, as the fireball passed.
Location
Address, England (GB)
Latitude53° 51' 19.59'' N (53.86°)
Longitude 1° 36' 30.14'' W (-1.61°)
Elevation184.72m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-02-16 20:53 GMT
UT Date & Time2018-02-16 20:53 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth232.28°
First azimuth201.34°
First elevation76°
Last azimuth238.39°
Last elevation65°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-23
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe head of the fireball grew in size, spherically; it was surrounded by a halo, grew brighter then disappeared, as if it had exploded. There didn't appear to be any fragmentation, but the final flash was very quick
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-