Reports Report 4479ah (Event 4479-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4479-2020
Observer
NameChris G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksIt came straight down on a vertical trajectory and slowed down as it approached the tops of the tree line, very bright green with bright white sparks coming off it. Amazing sighting!
Location
AddressJohnston City, IL
Latitude37° 47' 46.17'' N (37.8°)
Longitude 88° 57' 48.86'' W (-88.96°)
Elevation131.22m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-08-18 23:10 CDT
UT Date & Time2020-08-19 04:10 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle182°
Moving
Facing azimuth302.47°
First azimuth300.66°
First elevation54°
Last azimuth301.56°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-8
ColorGreen, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksI witnessed white "sparks" coming off of the meteorite. It looked like a sparkler around the edges of the very bright green fireball. The sparks were getting larger as it approached the tops of the tree line