Reports Report 168aht (Event 168-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 168-2018
Observer
NameTom H
Experience Level2/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressWestchester, IL
Latitude41° 50' 1.59'' N (41.83°)
Longitude 87° 53' 42.13'' W (-87.9°)
Elevation196.67m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-01-16 19:05 CST
UT Date & Time2018-01-17 01:05 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle42°
Moving
Facing azimuth71.29°
First azimuth9.17°
First elevation13°
Last azimuth21.35°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-17
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI did not see the actual fireball. Instead what I saw was what I believe to be fragmentation. I was traveling east on 31st street. I noticed a green light slowly moving to my left (north). The light was moving toward the earth and it looked like whatever caused the light would have hit the ground a few hundred yards from my location. The light looked like a firework (roman candle) that was descending rather than ascending toward the sky.