Reports Report 1382oz (Event 1382-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2016
Observer
NameDonna M
Experience Level1/5
Remarksi was stopped at a stoplight and just gazing into the night sky, when I saw this explosion of colors and trail of colors, which lasted 5-6 seconds from beginning of explosion to end of trail. Explosion looked to be the size of a full moon if moon were very high in the sky, and like a round ball. This explosion was less than half way point in altitude, and right in front of me, with no buildings or other lights in the sky or below on the ground where it occurred. The sky was very clear and the colors were very vivid and deep colors, truly like a fireball explosion. It was a first for me and feel fortunate to have seen it.
Location
AddressDeerfield, IL
Latitude42° 9' 10.8'' N (42.15°)
Longitude 87° 50' 53.93'' W (-87.85°)
Elevation199.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-15 22:20 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-16 03:20 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle95°
Moving
Facing azimuth245.45°
First azimuth105.83°
First elevation38°
Last azimuth157.63°
Last elevation36°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-18
ColorRed, medium yellow, orange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length90°
RemarksGlowing trail, width becoming more narrow as it went from east to west, and then disappeared when trail was just like a speck or point, at about 90 degrees. There was a fireball round explosion when I was looking into the dark night sky, red, yellow, orange, and then trail which glowed of same colors.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-