Reports Report 3246ae (Event 3246-2013)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3246-2013
Observer
NameRobert K
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have seen many meteors in the past. One time in California I grew weary of seeing so many on one particular night however this one i am now reporting was spectacular. The best experience by far for me. I do recall hearing large bangs that sounded like cannons in i think it was 2003 here in the southwest suburbs of chicago and it was in fact reported that many small meteors struck at that time.
Location
AddressHomer Glen, IL
Latitude41° 35' 56.82'' N (41.6°)
Longitude 87° 53' 35.62'' W (-87.89°)
Elevation218.13m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2013-12-11 17:00 CST
UT Date & Time2013-12-11 23:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth359.28°
First azimuth338.76°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth33.41°
Last elevation42°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksit broke into about 5 pieces then vanished