Reports Report 454bs (Event 454-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 454-2017
Observer
NameThomas K
Experience Level1/5
RemarksReally cool - it's the second largest fireball I have seen. The first was 40 years ago. I am excited. And very impressed that this site asked all the right questions. What do I do now?
Location
AddressLombard, IL
Latitude41° 53' 37.91'' N (41.89°)
Longitude 88° 1' 7.01'' W (-88.02°)
Elevation216.93m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-02-06 01:10 CST
UT Date & Time2017-02-06 07:10 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle163°
Moving
Facing azimuth3.18°
First azimuth350.72°
First elevation58°
Last azimuth6.83°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-13
ColorDark Green, Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length20°
RemarksI saw the main fire ball which was bright green and a second offshoot fragment which had a lower trajectory and was whiter in color. There was also a trail behind both which was white in color
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe larger fireball seemed to have a bright flash at the end, but the sky stayed dark. The fragment also flashed but was much smaller
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw the main fireball first and then a second fragment falling in a steeper arc. The main ball was green and the fragment was white. Both had trails behind.