Reports Report 4757s (Event 4757-2018)

Name Pat C
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Very cool considering I was looking up at sky prior to sudden fireball blinding light...
Address Libertyville, IL
Latitude 42° 18' 14.89'' N (42.304136°)
Longitude 87° 56' 55.8'' W (-87.948834°)
Elevation 199.727m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-11-08 18:55 CST
UT Date & Time 2018-11-09 00:55 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 83°
Facing azimuth 154.06°
First azimuth 98.64°
First elevation 47°
Last azimuth 245.52°
Last elevation 39°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Orange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 4s
Length 90°
Remarks Glowing train, like big chunks of burning sparks
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It was a huge flash, that lit up the whole ground for a second or two, then a train of small lit pieces followed the burnt light ball
Observation Yes
Remarks As stated