Reports Report 560av (Event 560-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 560-2019
Observer
NameNeil W
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis is probably the brightest meteors I have seen and very fast; I have seen several that appeared larger with adapted night vision. Bear in mind I had just left a brightly lit home about 10 seconds before and the sky was still a dark blue and it was possible to see all my surroundings in full colour, far from full twilight. I first thought it was the ISS except it was too bright, far too fast and too big, It was definitely a few magnitudes brighter than Venus, as even the fragment was brighter than Venus.
Location
AddressBranston, England (GB)
Latitude52° 46' 59'' N (52.78°)
Longitude 1° 40' 47.09'' W (-1.68°)
Elevation49.27m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-02-04 17:36 GMT
UT Date & Time2019-02-04 17:36 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle266°
Moving
Facing azimuth108.72°
First azimuth145.49°
First elevation31°
Last azimuth99.28°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksMain part and fragment subjectively doubled or tripled in brightness just before disappearing.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAbout 3/4 through its path I saw a smaller meteor break off and drop lower than the path of the larger part, still brighter than Venus (bear in mind this was after sunset but before the suburban sky was fully dark) . The two parts disappeared more or less simultaneously.