Reports Report 1961ca (Event 1961-2016)

Name Guido S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I was extremely impressed with the fact that it was noon, clear skies, very sunny, and I still was able to see it very clearly. It was big. At first it looked like a rocket or missile headed to the ground. I even thought it could be a plane falling, but it was too fast for that and I didn't hear any sounds afterwards.
Address Savoy, IL
Latitude 40° 4' 27.17'' N (40.074214°)
Longitude 88° 14' 56.59'' W (-88.249054°)
Elevation 225.869m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-06-06 11:40 CDT
UT Date & Time 2016-06-06 16:40 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up to down
Descent Angle 180°
Facing azimuth 277.45°
First azimuth 277.97°
First elevation 80°
Last azimuth 277.96°
Last elevation 20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -27
Color Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Remarks It was a smoke trail
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks I saw a flash at the beginning and at the end. The initial flash was like a silver color shine. The last flash was a fast explosion
Observation No
Remarks -