Reports Report 1382rv (Event 1382-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2016
Observer
NameLawrence M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThis was the brightest and slowest moving fireball I've observed as it crossed the sky just above the horizon
Location
AddressElk Grove Village, IL
Latitude42° 0' 39.13'' N (42.01°)
Longitude 88° 0' 15.73'' W (-88°)
Elevation212.34m
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 left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth180°
First azimuth90°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth270°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-28
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1s
Length10°
Remarksfireball started white and became brighter as it moved East to West right above the horizon
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksas it travelled across the sky the fireball became brighter and the tail seemed to start to fragment and slow down and started to dim.