Reports Report 454cj (Event 454-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 454-2017
Observer
NameJoseph A
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI got a full-on view of this thing. I'm willing to bet I'm one of the only people that got to see it without any occlusion. I was walking on a bike path, away from buildings. It filled the blank night sky with a near-blinding light. I saw it from start to finish. It was so big I actually braced myself for some sort of impact.
Location
AddressRockford, IL
Latitude42° 18' 52.69'' N (42.31°)
Longitude 88° 59' 38.23'' W (-88.99°)
Elevation268.29m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-02-06 01:30 CST
UT Date & Time2017-02-06 07:30 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle179°
Moving
Facing azimuth30.2°
First azimuth28.79°
First elevation70°
Last azimuth35.48°
Last elevation25°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorLight Green, Orange, Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length20°
RemarksGlowing; started bright yellow and dimmed to a burnt, reddish orange.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-