Reports Report 5308by (Event 5308-2016)

Name gary s
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks (If confirmed) this is the 3rd such event I have witnessed. I witnessed the October 2012 Bay Area fragmented meteor as well as a lesser meteor on the east coast in 2015. Due to the initial bright, green color of the primary item associated with this event, i momentarily thought likened it to a firework being launched in the distance at a shallow angle. Its subsequent trajectory and dying out made it apparent this was in fact some meteor event. I had time to say "Look, Look, Look" in succession before it burned out of visibility. Object was traveling away from me. The sky was early dusk so it did not stand out as much as it would have at darkness, making it seem less bright than it actually may have been.
Address Hoffman Estates, IL
Latitude 42° 2' 56.22'' N (42.04895°)
Longitude 88° 5' 13.38'' W (-88.08705°)
Elevation 243.732m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2016-12-26 16:49 CST
UT Date & Time 2016-12-26 22:49 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 80°
Facing azimuth 128.56°
First azimuth 88.87°
First elevation 23°
Last azimuth 133.59°
Last elevation 25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Green, Light Green, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks Minor glow train associated with the object that disappeared almost immediately after it traversed that portion of the sky
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -