Reports Report 7116h (Event 7116-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 7116-2021
Observer
NameAmber H
Experience Level2/5
RemarksMy husband and I were driving down the road when we saw the fireball. It was the most perfect view right in front of our eyes. We were both speechless and our hearts were pounding! I have witnessed a fireball once before and it was nothing compared to this. This seemed SO close to us.
Location
Address, IL
Latitude41° 36' 3.54'' N (41.6°)
Longitude 89° 57' 48.5'' W (-89.96°)
Elevation190.5m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-10-30 20:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2021-10-31 01:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle249°
Moving
Facing azimuth96.54°
First azimuth96.96°
First elevation22°
Last azimuth68.13°
Last elevation11°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-15
ColorBlue, white, orange and red
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksWe saw a stream of bright white/blue light that ended with a large flash of orange and red and white before it disappeared. Magnificent.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-