Reports Report 5311f (Event 5311-2017)

Name Ryan R
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I have never seen anything that appeared so bright and close. I first thought of what it might have hit upon landing. I have studied meteorology in my degree and my current career.
Address Oak Lawn, IL
Latitude 41° 43' 1.54'' N (41.717094°)
Longitude 87° 43' 27.78'' W (-87.724382°)
Elevation 189.398m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-18 23:50 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 05:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle
Facing azimuth 6.05°
First azimuth 61.18°
First elevation 65°
Last azimuth 15.36°
Last elevation -
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -18
Color Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Medium to high pitch siren sound
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Got much brighter at the last second I saw it.
Observation Yes
Remarks Appeared to have Sparks falling around and behind it.