Reports Report 3246r (Event 3246-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3246-2013
Observer
NameSuzanne L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI am not sure if this was technically a fireball or not; I was still looking out the window from my basement and a large super bright light appeared and streaked across a small part of the sky very quickly. My basement window faces north directly and it never left the field of vision of my window. It was much brighter than a shooting star or Venus...and was only there for a second or too and was bright white. I am not sure what else it could have been unless there was some sort of electrical explosion on a powerline or something.
Location
AddressWonder Lake, IL
Latitude42° 22' 59.53'' N (42.38°)
Longitude 88° 21' 50.93'' W (-88.36°)
Elevation250.73m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-12-11 17:00 CST
UT Date & Time2013-12-11 23:00 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth98.52°
First azimuth86.16°
First elevation-
Last azimuth91.4°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-