Reports Report 51b (Event 51-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 51-2017
Observer
NameJames T
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI 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
AddressMount Prospect, IL
Latitude42° 3' 48.98'' N (42.06°)
Longitude 87° 56' 12'' W (-87.94°)
Elevation204.41m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-01-08 05:30 CST
UT Date & Time2017-01-08 11:30 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth280.39°
First azimuth236.04°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth331.68°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-