Reports Report 6278a (Event 6278-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6278-2019
Observer
NameRobert E
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAwesome website you have. It was easy to use and really helped me to think about what I saw and try to convey it as precisely as possible. Thanks again.
Location
AddressHoffman Estates, IL
Latitude42° 6' 11.69'' N (42.1°)
Longitude 88° 6' 20.56'' W (-88.11°)
Elevation251.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-06 18:14 CST
UT Date & Time2019-12-07 00:14 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle12°
Moving
Facing azimuth90.14°
First azimuth93.92°
First elevation71°
Last azimuth91.58°
Last elevation46°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-6
ColorWhite, then burst into a bit of light yellow and an hint of red at it 'exploded' into the atmosphere.
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe white light burst into a small explosion (about the size of my thumbnail if I extended my arm fully--or perhaps about half that size). It had a hint of yellow and orange, but extremely brief. Reminiscent of a small bottle-rocket explosion.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-