Reports Report 454cj (Event 454-2017)

Name Joseph A
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I got a full-on view of this thing. I'm willing to bet I'm one of the only people that got to see it without any occlusion. I was walking on a bike path, away from buildings. It filled the blank night sky with a near-blinding light. I saw it from start to finish. It was so big I actually braced myself for some sort of impact.
Address Rockford, IL
Latitude 42° 18' 52.69'' N (42.314637°)
Longitude 88° 59' 38.23'' W (-88.993953°)
Elevation 268.286m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:30 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:30 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 179°
Facing azimuth 30.2°
First azimuth 28.79°
First elevation 70°
Last azimuth 35.48°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Light Green, Orange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 20°
Remarks Glowing; started bright yellow and dimmed to a burnt, reddish orange.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -