Reports Report 5891g (Event 5891-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5891-2020
Observer
NameJosh B
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have never seen a meteor anywhere close to this size/brilliance.
Location
AddressHinsdale, IL
Latitude41° 48' 6.83'' N (41.8°)
Longitude 87° 54' 36.26'' W (-87.91°)
Elevation196.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-10-15 23:10 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-10-16 04:10 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle241°
Moving
Facing azimuth350°
First azimuth10°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth340°
Last elevation27°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was an explosion of light in the middle of the streak it made across the sky. After the explosion, the remaining fragments continued in the same trajectory at about half the original brightness.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-