Ely, Cambs, England

My wife and I have just been to post a late Christmas card to a neighbour in the next street.  We both saw a phosphourous looking red/orange ball rising in the west and travelling at meteor like speed passing through the whole of the visible horizon disappearing in the East only 25 or so seconds later.  The intensity of the ball was constant but it did shift from red to amber and back.

There was no sound.  Every (20 degrees) 3 seconds it appeared to drop several small orange flares that were visible for less than 1 second.

What an amazing site on Christmas !!