Reports Report 5311d (Event 5311-2017)

Name Deborah S
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks This was extremely brief and I only saw it outside my window; however, it was extremely bright. The arc was very small. It may have been visible prior to it coming into the frame of my window. It exploded and disappeared almost as soon as I saw it. The entire viewing was far less than a second.
Address Hoffman Estates, IL
Latitude 42° 6' 20.25'' N (42.105626°)
Longitude 88° 7' 24.2'' W (-88.12339°)
Elevation 264.999m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-18 23:45 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 05:45 UT
Duration <1s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 37°
Facing azimuth 53.34°
First azimuth 41.94°
First elevation 69°
Last azimuth 38.49°
Last elevation 46°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -25
Color Green, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw a bright green light come into view outside my window, quickly change to red, then became white and expanded to nothing. It did not seem to go very far down into the atmosphere before it exploded.
Observation No
Remarks -