Reports Report 51ew (Event 51-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 51-2017
Observer
NameMartin M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI summer in upper peninsula MI, have seen many meteor showers, northern lights, shooting stars, etc. On 8/3/16 I viewed between 15 & 20 in one night. I'm 52 & have been interested since scout camp in the mid 70's. This one took me by surprise, just before sunrise, a very quiet morning, it was the brightest, the longest lasting, longest tail, and lowest ing the sky I have ever seen. I would not have reported it except my daughter showed me a clip of another meteor & that it was reported to you. I will now continue to report my sitings.
Location
AddressHighland Park, IL
Latitude42° 10' 28.52'' N (42.17°)
Longitude 87° 49' 47.49'' W (-87.83°)
Elevation204.11m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-01-08 05:25 CST
UT Date & Time2017-01-08 11:25 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle92°
Moving
Facing azimuth90.41°
First azimuth100.93°
First elevation18°
Last azimuth122.59°
Last elevation16°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorLight Blue, Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksIt sounded like distant hissing of a jet engine, which is what entered my mind first, (I said to myself "look at that low flying plane").
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe head was like the flash of a "arc welding point", brightest I've ever seen. It seemed to break up and leave a trail of glowing ash as the head disintegrated. It did not simply fade away. I expected to follow the trail to the ground but the fragments just burned out as it traveled away from me.