Reports Report 454an (Event 454-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 454-2017
Observer
NameTommy H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI'm an Air Force officer and Aircrew member. The meteorite fragments headed 045 towards NE Canada. Most likely they fell far beyond that.
Location
AddressJoliet, IL
Latitude41° 32' 48.3'' N (41.55°)
Longitude 88° 0' 25.24'' W (-88.01°)
Elevation208.15m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-02-06 01:25 CST
UT Date & Time2017-02-06 07:25 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle39°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth340°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth44.7°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorGreen and Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length10°
RemarksI saw it split and every time a flash, leaving smoke behind it. I could only see the smoke when there was another flash.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw a bright green flash and then many additional flashes as it fragmented into 20-30 pieces. Not all the pieces were on fire or exploded, only about 25% of them.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks20-30 fragments, each explosion created more.