Reports Report 1382ff (Event 1382-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2016
Observer
NameJoan C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksAt first I thought I was seeing fireworks because it was so bright and changed colors, but it appeared out of nowhere and was heading straight across the sky and heading downward. At first it was like a trail from a plane but then turned blueish then yellow then seemed to come to a head burning bright white before disappearing below my horizon with no sound, though it seemed close enough that I expected to hear a crash or explosion since it seemed to be heading towards ground.
Location
AddressHighwood, IL
Latitude42° 12' 4.21'' N (42.2°)
Longitude 87° 48' 43.21'' W (-87.81°)
Elevation210.97m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-15 22:15 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-16 03:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle100°
Moving
Facing azimuth200.59°
First azimuth193.5°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth222.14°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
Colorblue trail became yellow then bright white oblong
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarksthe trail I saw turned yellow then bright white at the end then it went below my line of vision behind trees and houses and I expected to hear a crash or explosion
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-