Reports Report 3836f (Event 3836-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3836-2020
Observer
NameKevin S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI immediately tweeted about it, but only one other person claimed to have seen it. I then did some research and saw that a meteor shower was expected. But this one was much brighter than one you’d see in a typical shower, especially considering my proximity to Chicago light pollution.
Location
AddressChicago, IL
Latitude41° 58' 37.72'' N (41.98°)
Longitude 87° 40' 26.69'' W (-87.67°)
Elevation182.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-07-28 00:26 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-07-28 05:26 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle266°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth80°
First elevation52°
Last azimuth70°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorLight Blue, Green, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI didn’t see the flash directly. It’s what prompted me to turn my head in that direction. It was like a flash of lightning.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBright core with smaller bits nearby, accompanied by some sparkler-type embers.