Reports Report 454an (Event 454-2017)

Name Tommy H
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I'm an Air Force officer and Aircrew member. The meteorite fragments headed 045 towards NE Canada. Most likely they fell far beyond that.
Address Joliet, IL
Latitude 41° 32' 48.3'' N (41.54675°)
Longitude 88° 0' 25.24'' W (-88.007011°)
Elevation 208.152237m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:25 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:25 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 39°
Facing azimuth -
First azimuth 340°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 44.7°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Green and Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 5s
Length 10°
Remarks I saw it split and every time a flash, leaving smoke behind it. I could only see the smoke when there was another flash.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw a bright green flash and then many additional flashes as it fragmented into 20-30 pieces. Not all the pieces were on fire or exploded, only about 25% of them.
Observation Yes
Remarks 20-30 fragments, each explosion created more.