Reports Report 1961bc (Event 1961-2016)

Name Gretchen S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Appeared suddenly mid way up from the horizon while I was driving in hilly wooded area - undure of termination as it dropped below tree line and field of view. Was traveling close to due west on IL HWY 4 and it appeared initially over roadwadway and was traveled across nd down to the right (north)
Address Ava, IL
Latitude 37° 54' 17.76'' N (37.904933°)
Longitude 89° 31' 9.87'' W (-89.519408°)
Elevation 170.589m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-06-06 11:45 CDT
UT Date & Time 2016-06-06 16:45 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 143°
Facing azimuth 316.53°
First azimuth 319.66°
First elevation 49°
Last azimuth 339.08°
Last elevation 18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -26
Color very light greenish yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 30°
Remarks smoke trail /glowing train extend a good distance behind fireball difficult to discern actual distance
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -