Reports Report 5a (Event 5-2018)

Name Karen B
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks I thought this might be fireworks due to New Years, after staring for a few seconds, I realized it was not fireworks. I then began becoming scared, as it looked like a fireball of a burning plane, but no debris. Then I thought of the worst, nuclear threat. I still don’t know what it was, as probably too slow for meteorite.
Address Rockton, IL
Latitude 42° 27' 37.53'' N (42.460425°)
Longitude 89° 1' 50.79'' W (-89.030776°)
Elevation 236.024m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-01-01 00:04 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-01-01 06:04 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From down right to up left
Descent Angle 332°
Facing azimuth 280°
First azimuth 290°
First elevation 60°
Last azimuth 268°
Last elevation 55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Sounded like a gunshot. Woke me up out of bed. Looked outside, saw fireball.
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -