Reports Report 5311d (Event 5311-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5311-2017
Observer
NameDeborah S
Experience Level4/5
RemarksThis was extremely brief and I only saw it outside my window; however, it was extremely bright. The arc was very small. It may have been visible prior to it coming into the frame of my window. It exploded and disappeared almost as soon as I saw it. The entire viewing was far less than a second.
Location
AddressHoffman Estates, IL
Latitude42° 6' 20.25'' N (42.11°)
Longitude 88° 7' 24.2'' W (-88.12°)
Elevation265m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-18 23:45 CST
UT Date & Time2017-12-19 05:45 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle37°
Moving
Facing azimuth53.34°
First azimuth41.94°
First elevation69°
Last azimuth38.49°
Last elevation46°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-25
ColorGreen, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI saw a bright green light come into view outside my window, quickly change to red, then became white and expanded to nothing. It did not seem to go very far down into the atmosphere before it exploded.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-