Reports Report 87h (Event 87-2019)

Name Nick C
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks This is the third significant (longer-lived than the mere streak of a tiny meteor) I've observed.
Address Evanston, IL
Latitude 42° 2' 6.5'' N (42.035138°)
Longitude 87° 40' 27'' W (-87.674168°)
Elevation 180.215363m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2019-01-04 18:45 CST
UT Date & Time 2019-01-05 00:45 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 201°
Facing azimuth 265°
First azimuth 270°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 260°
Last elevation 30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -6
Color Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 10s
Length 15°
Remarks Short-lived glowing train, with some possible illuminated smoke
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks Saw the streak and a brighter flash, then a further streak slightly afterward
Observation Yes
Remarks Possible signs of fragmentation after the flash, perhaps more than one illuminated streak afterward