Reports Report 650ak (Event 650-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 650-2012
Observer
NameChuck
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was amazing. Nothing I had ever seen before. Larger than any meteorological phenomenon I\'d ever seen before. It was a BRIGHT orange ball that was visible through thin-moderate cloud cover and traveled from south-southwest through the center of the sky finally fading out roughly 70 degrees above the northern horizon. Total duration was over a minute, possibly closer to two minutes. Enough time for me to alert my wife, have her get up from watching her TV show and come outside!
Location
AddressSandwich, IL
Latitude41° 38' 18.51'' N (41.64°)
Longitude 88° 38' 34.78'' W (-88.64°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2012-05-11 22:00 CDT
UT Date & Time2012-05-12 03:00 UT
Duration≈10s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth193.42°
First azimuth192.65°
First elevation
Last azimuth13.54°
Last elevation70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colororange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length-1°
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-