Reports Report 657fc (Event 657-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 657-2015
Observer
NameJohn Y
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI had my back turned while setting up a telescope and noticed a change in ambient light, turned and saw what I first thought was a green firework going East to West, almost level. Late report due to poor hotel Internet. Was able to survey my position in the morning and improve my estimates of elevation and azimuth.
Location
AddressAitern, Baden-Württemberg (DE)
Latitude47° 49' 16.08'' N (47.82°)
Longitude 7° 50' 55.2'' E (7.85°)
Elevation1097.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-15 20:44 CET
UT Date & Time2015-03-15 19:44 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle91°
Moving
Facing azimuth170°
First azimuth130°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth180°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorGreen, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length12°
RemarksLooked exactly like a firework rocket, with the traditional firework trail.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe trail was leaving 'sparks' behind, creating the tail.