Reports Report 5538aba (Event 5538-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5538-2017
Observer
NameIan W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksWe were stopped near the side of the road, at the entrance to a farmer's field, observing the full moon through a small telescope. The object appeared almost level with the moon, and continued almost overhead, exiting our field of view 180 degrees from where it entered. Altitude started at approximately moon level in the sky, and object appeared to be descending fairly rapidly.
Location
AddressKielder, England (GB)
Latitude55° 14' 8.96'' N (55.24°)
Longitude 2° 35' 27.35'' W (-2.59°)
Elevation210.67m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-31 17:36 GMT
UT Date & Time2017-12-31 17:36 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle262°
Moving
Facing azimuth48.37°
First azimuth71.92°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth253.14°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorGreen, Orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksA large "boom" approx. 1-2 minutes following sighting
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksObject appeared to break in to two smaller segments