Reports Report 3373a (Event 3373-2014)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3373-2014
Observer
NameTom P
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was far brighter than anything I have ever seen. Looked very similar in brightness to videos I've seen of spacecraft coming down (hate to use they example but it's the best way to describe it). Extremely impressive!
Location
AddressO'Fallon, IL
Latitude38° 35' 59.05'' N (38.6°)
Longitude 89° 54' 20.1'' W (-89.91°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2014-11-29 00:40 CST
UT Date & Time2014-11-29 06:40 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth135°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth45°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorBright yellow; some red at start of train; very long yellow train
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksBecame bright with what looked like explosions / flashes; train length varied with flashes, but it was long
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksBreaking apart and flashes; but ball was consistent until view was blocked by tree / building