Reports Report 454er (Event 454-2017)

Name Sheila S
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I have never seen such a large and bright object coming through the sky. I have seen meteors of the meteor showers every August in Seattle when I was living there, but they were tiny in comparison to what I saw tonight. A one-story building was in front of me so I could only see it travel for a very short distance. It looked to just drop down out of the sky, much more vertically than meteor showers.
Address Woodstock, IL
Latitude 42° 18' 48.32'' N (42.313423°)
Longitude 88° 26' 8.64'' W (-88.435734°)
Elevation 276.941m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-02-06 01:30 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-02-06 07:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 117°
Facing azimuth 17.63°
First azimuth 9.41°
First elevation 53°
Last azimuth 19.32°
Last elevation 47°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -26
Color bright yellowish white with a orange tail
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation Unknown
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Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
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Observation No
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