Totally clear night, hot here so had the door open to the garden ( door faces south ) ..A huge object came from behind the house ( from the west ) through the night sky, bright yellow green "core" , yellow halo, red sparking trail behind it..not "blinking" ( we get a lot of high and low level aviation, was not a plane ) ..it moved totally silently, very fast from west to east, leaving a sparkly red trail behind it, the greenish yellow core very very bright, as was the yellow "halo" around it..
The apparent size was about 25% of the full moon( it is a full moon tonight )..it appeared to be either very low, or very big, or both..
Disappeared over the horizon ( the "horizon" here is "large" , we are about 400 metres from the sea, with a large clear field to the south, behind the house, the rear door to the garden, allows a view of all the eastern and southern sky ) direction of St Malo ( and eventually the English Channel and the southern UK ) ..
Maybe a meteor, maybe a "whatever"..for now it is "an unidentified"..
I have been around a lot of aviation and ballons..it was not any of them..
Waiting to see what ( if anything ) the French media says about it later today..
My son missed seeing it, the time he got to a window upstairs it was gone, Mrs Leosghost was/is asleep..
I had just gone to the door to stretch my legs and try to catch any breeze that might have been out there..
No time to get to a camera, and yet there is one on my desk next to this computor at all times..
All over in about 2 or 3 seconds..
Sighting at about 12.50 am Paris time..we are in Brittany..North West France