Reports Report 1382ns (Event 1382-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2016
Observer
NameBrenda F
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was the front seat passenger in a vehicle and the only one of the four of us that saw it. I first noticed it because the light was very bright and was I trying to figure out what it was. It all happened very fast, but when I saw the flash and trail I knew what it was.
Location
AddressMoline, IL
Latitude41° 30' 28.96'' N (41.51°)
Longitude 90° 30' 39.65'' W (-90.51°)
Elevation176.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-15 22:18 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-16 03:18 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth151.91°
First azimuth160.34°
First elevation43°
Last azimuth164.07°
Last elevation43°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length50°
RemarksMore of a glowing train that kind of twinkled and then went out.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksI first saw the light and thought it was a helicopter getting ready to land and then saw a flash and the train and realized it was a meteor.
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-