Reports Report 454dy (Event 454-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 454-2017
Observer
NameJohn H
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThere was no arc to the trajectory, it followed a downward straight path. I was driving headed east on river Rd and saw a flash in my periphery to my left and I turned immediately to see the trail followed by a small, short break up/explosion. It visually seemed to be over the train station in Oswego Illinois off of Orchard Rd and went from 500 ft to 300 ft. It looked remarkably close to my location.
Location
AddressPlano, IL
Latitude41° 38' 48.26'' N (41.65°)
Longitude 88° 27' 41.26'' W (-88.46°)
Elevation190.24m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-02-06 01:20 CST
UT Date & Time2017-02-06 07:20 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle124°
Moving
Facing azimuth10°
First azimuth
First elevation30°
Last azimuth15°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorWhite flash with sparks and tail the same color, and ended with green and orange sparks as if it had broken up in the atmosphere.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksGreen and orange
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAt termination it appeared to break up similar to a firework but the sparks/fragments stayed relatively close to the terminal explosion.