Reports Report 5311bq (Event 5311-2017)

Name Adam M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks It looked larger than any other meteor I have ever seen. It was also the brightest. I also have never seen a meteor that was 3 different colors. (Blue, green, and orange) It was absolutely amazing!
Address Sycamore, IL
Latitude 41° 58' 40.37'' N (41.97788°)
Longitude 88° 41' 51.14'' W (-88.69754°)
Elevation 265.472m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-18 23:30 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-19 05:30 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 10°
Facing azimuth 60.48°
First azimuth 69.45°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 57.91°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Blue, Green, Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 20°
Remarks The train was initially blue, then green. It slowed down and turned orange as it broke apart into 3 separate pieces.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It slowed down, turned orange and then broke apart.
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw it slow down, turn orange, and then break apart.