Reports Report 51ct (Event 51-2017)

Name Matt P
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks I have seen many meteor showers and "shooting stars" but I've never seen anything like I witnessed this morning in my life. Very cool
Address Lisle, IL
Latitude 41° 48' 36.22'' N (41.810061°)
Longitude 88° 4' 9.79'' W (-88.069385°)
Elevation 213.607m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-01-08 05:18 CST
UT Date & Time 2017-01-08 11:18 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 95°
Facing azimuth 89.43°
First azimuth 72.42°
First elevation 50°
Last azimuth 105.11°
Last elevation 38°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks There was a very brief bright flash before fragmenting
Observation Yes
Remarks It got brighter in the few seconds that it lasted and then completely fizzled/fragmented to nothing.