Reports Report 454er (Event 454-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 454-2017
Observer
NameSheila S
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI have never seen such a large and bright object coming through the sky. I have seen meteors of the meteor showers every August in Seattle when I was living there, but they were tiny in comparison to what I saw tonight. A one-story building was in front of me so I could only see it travel for a very short distance. It looked to just drop down out of the sky, much more vertically than meteor showers.
Location
AddressWoodstock, IL
Latitude42° 18' 48.32'' N (42.31°)
Longitude 88° 26' 8.64'' W (-88.44°)
Elevation276.94m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-02-06 01:30 CST
UT Date & Time2017-02-06 07:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle117°
Moving
Facing azimuth17.63°
First azimuth9.41°
First elevation53°
Last azimuth19.32°
Last elevation47°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-26
Colorbright yellowish white with a orange tail
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-