Reports Report 454dy (Event 454-2017)

Name John H
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks There was no arc to the trajectory, it followed a downward straight path. I was driving headed east on river Rd and saw a flash in my periphery to my left and I turned immediately to see the trail followed by a small, short break up/explosion. It visually seemed to be over the train station in Oswego Illinois off of Orchard Rd and went from 500 ft to 300 ft. It looked remarkably close to my location.
Address Plano, IL
Latitude 41° 38' 48.26'' N (41.64674°)
Longitude 88° 27' 41.26'' W (-88.46146°)
Elevation 190.243m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:20 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:20 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 124°
Facing azimuth 10°
First azimuth
First elevation 30°
Last azimuth 15°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color White flash with sparks and tail the same color, and ended with green and orange sparks as if it had broken up in the atmosphere.
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Green and orange
Observation Yes
Remarks At termination it appeared to break up similar to a firework but the sparks/fragments stayed relatively close to the terminal explosion.