Reports Report 5311o (Event 5311-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5311-2017
Observer
NameMike M
Experience Level4/5
RemarksFor as thick as the object looked I would had expected to hear something. Too much background noise.
Location
AddressLowell, IN
Latitude41° 17' 33.35'' N (41.29°)
Longitude 87° 24' 57.22'' W (-87.42°)
Elevation207.48m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-18 23:53 CST
UT Date & Time2017-12-19 05:53 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle184°
Moving
Facing azimuth
First azimuth5.4°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth4.5°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorGreen, Orange, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration90s
Length40°
RemarksSmoke contrail no glowing train
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksFirst time seeing on in such a downward trajectory. Seemed as if it was breaking apart as it descended but stayed in close grouping and looked as one object
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs if parts were cooking off and driving it downward with white flashes.