Reports Report 2633w (Event 2633-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2633-2020
Observer
NameRichard C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksFireball suddenly appeared travelling almost due west. (Checked with compass soon after sighting.) Angle up to visible flight-line estimated as approx 30 degree. Flight-line of fireball appeared to slightly downwards.View of end of flight blocked by next door building. I ran forward to follow direction of fireball flight but it was no longer visible.My impression was that it was large and low. It looked like it was burning up. No sounds were heard, nor were any subsequent trail or fragments visible to me. I was looking approx Southwest for SpaceX flyover following launch earlier tonight. I was surprised to see large (flaming ?) object suddenly appear travelling opposite way to expected SpaceX direction of travel.Visibility; clear evening, bright half moon, only about 3 stars visible.
Location
AddressChipping Sodbury, England (GB)
Latitude51° 32' 9.96'' N (51.54°)
Longitude 2° 23' 50.68'' W (-2.4°)
Elevation104.3m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-05-30 22:26 BST
UT Date & Time2020-05-30 21:26 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth247.2°
First azimuth252.57°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth274.92°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-