Reports Report 3942ap (Event 3942-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3942-2021
Observer
NameRina A
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have previously seen small meteors when staying in the Scottish Highlands in August but these were small star sized dots (higher) shooting in 1 second, (blink and its gone) and also in a very dark sky. However yesterday, in my own garden in Merton, London, it was barely dark and there is always some light pollution. I was in my deckchair not looking for anything really and caught a glimpse of light travelling from the opposite direction from the flight route. But at first it seemed to be at plane height. In any case it was definitely a lot lower and slower than the "shooting stars" that I saw before. Finally it arched down and as it descended lower it grew larger before becoming a bit paler and mottled in the centre. I've never seen anything myself like it before.
Location
Address, England (GB)
Latitude51° 23' 58.83'' N (51.4°)
Longitude 0° 13' 1.76'' W (-0.22°)
Elevation26.65m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-07-21 21:45 BST
UT Date & Time2021-07-21 20:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle237°
Moving
Facing azimuth348.88°
First azimuth133.66°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth323.73°
Last elevation19°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorYellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe ball became larger as it descended and within grew a strange mottled effect and the image seemed to disperse.