Reports Report 5538acp (Event 5538-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5538-2017
Observer
NameCatherine B
Experience Level1/5
RemarksAs it was New Year’s Eve, I initially thought that it was a large, green firework that had been set off locally and had flew off its anticipated trajectory. Given its size, I was worried that it would cause damage, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have paid any attention
Location
AddressNewburgh, Scotland (GB)
Latitude56° 21' 13.55'' N (56.35°)
Longitude 3° 7' 54.46'' W (-3.13°)
Elevation64.45m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-31 17:30 GMT
UT Date & Time2017-12-31 17:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle88°
Moving
Facing azimuth162.17°
First azimuth151.69°
First elevation30°
Last azimuth165.98°
Last elevation31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorDark Green, Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length10°
RemarksA greenish smoke trail that faded and narrowed behind the bright green ball
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe green ball looked like it shattered and fragmented. The ball enlarged with flickering segments, then disappeared
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe green ball looked like it shattered and fragmented. The ball enlarged with flickering segments, then disappeared