Reports Report 454hf (Event 454-2017)

Name Tim J
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I'm a heavy equipment operator on the south shore of Lake Michigan in East Chicago Indiana. I was on break in my machine when I saw what I initially thought was a plane falling, it was an incredible site to see for sure. It lit the entire lake up a bright green color.
Address East Chicago, IN
Latitude 41° 40' 59.21'' N (41.683114°)
Longitude 87° 25' 21.41'' W (-87.422613°)
Elevation 181.601m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:24 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:24 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 106°
Facing azimuth 5.98°
First azimuth 349.58°
First elevation 34°
Last azimuth 97.13°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -22
Color Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks Like a glowing smoke trail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It was a bright green flash
Observation No
Remarks -