Reports Report 5311bd (Event 5311-2017)

Name Courtney G
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks It was EXTREMELY bright. I was facing the other direction observing the Pleiades and turned around because the whole sky lit up. I saw about 6 other much dimmer meteors in the course of about an hour or so. I’m not positive as to the coloring, but it was near the constellation Lynx. The time I saw the meteor was +-10 mins of midnight.
Address Hawthorn Woods, IL
Latitude 42° 14' 25.26'' N (42.240349°)
Longitude 88° 3' 20.18'' W (-88.055605°)
Elevation 255.849m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-19 00:02 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 06:02 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 242°
Facing azimuth 54.59°
First azimuth 64.54°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 44.35°
Last elevation 37°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color I want to say white blue in the middle with yellowish sparks?
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks There were largish fiery chunks that seemed to be falling off behind the object