Reports Report 1382ow (Event 1382-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2016
Observer
NameRonda W
Experience Level2/5
RemarksIt seemed to have a bright white glow throughout with the light green edge but I do recall bits of red and orange at times, mostly during the end "explosion". The "explosion" ball size was larger than street lights approximately 100 feet away and appeared just above the street lights.
Location
AddressDeKalb, IL
Latitude41° 56' 49.47'' N (41.95°)
Longitude 88° 43' 56.34'' W (-88.73°)
Elevation268.83m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-04-15 22:16 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-04-16 03:16 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle89°
Moving
Facing azimuth229.56°
First azimuth186.01°
First elevation12°
Last azimuth242.88°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorWhite with Light Green around the edge
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length30°
RemarksThe train seemed to be just a thin glow of light which faded as the fireball moved across the sky.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe sighting started with a thin streak moving across the sky which grew into a large ball that looked like an explosion at the end. I was driving so not sure about sounds.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAfter it looked like an explosion, it was almost as if it fizzled away into little particles. That part was quick, 1-2 seconds.