Reports Report 5171e (Event 5171-2016)

Name Hallie W
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks -
Address Champaign, IL
Latitude 40° 8' 30.74'' N (40.141871°)
Longitude 88° 14' 52.94'' W (-88.24804°)
Elevation 229.449m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-14 17:30 CST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-14 23:30 UT
Duration ≈1.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 214°
Facing azimuth 255.04°
First azimuth 260.11°
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 255°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -8
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 1s
Length 15°
Remarks There was a glowing tail following the fireball as it fell and was almost as bright as the fireball itself (is that the same as a train?) It disappeared (stopped glowing) at about the same time as the fireball itself. The trail was approximately as wide as the diameter of the fireball, and there were one or two smaller chuncks that appeared at the edge if the tail that glowed brighter than the rest of the streak following the fireball.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks One or two smaller glowing balls appeared along the top edge of the tail, glowing brighter than the rest of the tail. Appeared maybe half the size of the fireball itself