Reports Report 5311o (Event 5311-2017)

Name Mike M
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks For as thick as the object looked I would had expected to hear something. Too much background noise.
Address Lowell, IN
Latitude 41° 17' 33.35'' N (41.292597°)
Longitude 87° 24' 57.22'' W (-87.415894°)
Elevation 207.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-18 23:53 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 05:53 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 184°
Facing azimuth
First azimuth 5.4°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 4.5°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Green, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 90s
Length 40°
Remarks Smoke contrail no glowing train
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks First time seeing on in such a downward trajectory. Seemed as if it was breaking apart as it descended but stayed in close grouping and looked as one object
Observation Yes
Remarks As if parts were cooking off and driving it downward with white flashes.