Reports Report 1881b (Event 1881-2018)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1881-2018
Observer
NameTim W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt literally happened just below the moon (relative to my position). I saw it pretty much directly as it happened, as I was looking up gazing at the moon.
Location
AddressChicago, IL
Latitude41° 59' 48.11'' N (42°)
Longitude 87° 46' 59.77'' W (-87.78°)
Elevation188.75m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2018-05-27 03:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2018-05-27 08:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle187°
Moving
Facing azimuth265°
First azimuth265°
First elevation33°
Last azimuth265°
Last elevation10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIncreasing in intensity, peaking flash, then decreasing, until no longer visible.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt did leave a sort of trail of fire, which only remained illuminated for a very short time