Reports Report 5311f (Event 5311-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5311-2017
Observer
NameRyan R
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have never seen anything that appeared so bright and close. I first thought of what it might have hit upon landing. I have studied meteorology in my degree and my current career.
Location
AddressOak Lawn, IL
Latitude41° 43' 1.54'' N (41.72°)
Longitude 87° 43' 27.78'' W (-87.72°)
Elevation189.4m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-18 23:50 CST
UT Date & Time2017-12-19 05:50 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle
Moving
Facing azimuth6.05°
First azimuth61.18°
First elevation65°
Last azimuth15.36°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorOrange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksMedium to high pitch siren sound
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksGot much brighter at the last second I saw it.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAppeared to have Sparks falling around and behind it.