Reports Report 1490k (Event 1490-2011)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1490-2011
Observer
NameJeffrey D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was driving south bound on Ridgeland in Oak Lawn all of the sudden I look up and I see this extremely bright white streaking something flying from my left. It lasted about 2 seconds and disappeared while in the air. It almost looked like it was coming down to earth around the Mokena, IL area from my position. I thought it was a crashing plane, but didn't appear to be orange flames. I decided that it was a shooting star, but was EXTREMELY CLOSE to meI wasn't sure what it was, but it was fantastic!!
Location
AddressOak Lawn , IL
Latitude41° 42' 11.11'' N (41.7°)
Longitude 87° 46' 45.95'' W (-87.78°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-07 22:30 CST
UT Date & Time2011-12-08 04:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle225°
Moving
Facing azimuth174.63°
First azimuth172.02°
First elevation50°
Last azimuth166.44°
Last elevation28°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
ColorReally bright white
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-