Reports Report 51b (Event 51-2017)

Observer
Name James T
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I could see distinct flames, but little if any tail. Total time in view was roughly 15 seconds. Ball was round, with flame around and behind. About 4 miles north of O'Hare airport, some air traffic about 60 seconds after.
Location
Address Mount Prospect, IL
Latitude 42° 3' 48.98'' N (42.063606°)
Longitude 87° 56' 12'' W (-87.936666°)
Elevation 204.412m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-01-08 05:30 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-01-08 11:30 UT
Duration ≈20s
Direction
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Moving
Facing azimuth 280.39°
First azimuth 236.04°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 331.68°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Fragmentation
Observation No
Remarks -