Reports Report 4869e (Event 4869-2017)

Observer
Name Patrick S
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I was I the military and often saw shooting stars in remote locations. Never seen anything like this, particularly considering that it's rare to see stars in Chicago in the first place.
Location
Address Chicago, IL
Latitude 41° 54' 42.38'' N (41.911773°)
Longitude 87° 38' 53.36'' W (-87.648155°)
Elevation 181.491m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-03 00:24 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-03 06:24 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Direction
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Moving
Facing azimuth 270°
First azimuth 90°
First elevation 29°
Last azimuth 270°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -19
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 2s
Length 10°
Remarks The train move moved almost as fast as the flash but it looked to be moving West. It disappeared as quickly as it appeared. The whole scene lasted about two seconds
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation No
Remarks -