Reports Report 678t (Event 678-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 678-2021
Observer
NameCaitlin H
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was small at first, I almost told my son to make a wish...thinking it was a shooting star. Then all of the sudden it got bright and huge and green. It was like a green ball of fire dropping from the sky. I thought it was an airplane crashing because it was the direction of the AFB flightline. I asked the gate guard and she lookef at me like I was a crazy person.
Location
AddressBelleville, IL
Latitude38° 31' 9.02'' N (38.52°)
Longitude 89° 51' 51.25'' W (-89.86°)
Elevation132.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-02-03 20:15 CST
UT Date & Time2021-02-04 02:15 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle235°
Moving
Facing azimuth35.38°
First azimuth38.79°
First elevation37°
Last azimuth40.04°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorGreen, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw what I thought was a big shooting star at an angle, then it got huge and super bright and green and started dropping. It seemed like it was falling straight down and then it disappeared. It was in the direction of the Air force base flightline so I thought a small plane went down but there were no reports of that.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-