Reports Report 454bs (Event 454-2017)

Name Thomas K
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Really cool - it's the second largest fireball I have seen. The first was 40 years ago. I am excited. And very impressed that this site asked all the right questions. What do I do now?
Address Lombard, IL
Latitude 41° 53' 37.91'' N (41.893863°)
Longitude 88° 1' 7.01'' W (-88.018615°)
Elevation 216.932m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:10 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:10 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 163°
Facing azimuth 3.18°
First azimuth 350.72°
First elevation 58°
Last azimuth 6.83°
Last elevation 13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Dark Green, Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks I saw the main fire ball which was bright green and a second offshoot fragment which had a lower trajectory and was whiter in color. There was also a trail behind both which was white in color
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The larger fireball seemed to have a bright flash at the end, but the sky stayed dark. The fragment also flashed but was much smaller
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw the main fireball first and then a second fragment falling in a steeper arc. The main ball was green and the fragment was white. Both had trails behind.