Reports Report 454gy (Event 454-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 454-2017
Observer
NameIan M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksCertainly glad to have been driving right when this hit! Because I was in a car, I didn't notice it until it was more or less straight overhead because at that point the light was so bright the sky above me became light. My impression, which I know is probably deceptive, is that it was RIGHT above me and continued just slightly east of due north more or less directly center in front of me as I faced due north.
Location
AddressHinsdale, IL
Latitude41° 47' 59.68'' N (41.8°)
Longitude 87° 55' 37.58'' W (-87.93°)
Elevation218.08m
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 up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth357.41°
First azimuth242.59°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth5.25°
Last elevation35°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksMy first reaction was that a plane was landing right in my town. Perhaps I'm only putting plane like sounds in my memory because of that impression. But the bang I can be more sure of because I distinctly thought "Oh it's a supersonic plane too!" for a split second before realizing what I was really seeing. So faint booms like distant gunfire, obviously not as loud as an actual supersonic jet overhead would be.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration10s
Length99.99°
RemarksIt seemed the whole length of the sky went it happened, the trail still illuminated by the green light. When the light faded I couldn't see a trail any longer.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt got distinctly brighter in a flash towards the end of where I could see it
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-