Reports Report 1382rm (Event 1382-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1382-2016
Observer
NameBarb P
Experience Level1/5
RemarksInitially we thought it was some type of fireworks but it did not explode. It was very bright white in the center and blue around the edges. We were facing south and it entered my sight east heading west. I never heard of a fireball but looked up what this sighting could have been and found examples along with where to report it. I saw it for about 4 seconds and my husband caught it later perhaps just about 2 seconds. Truly amazing experience.
Location
AddressWatseka, IL
Latitude40° 49' 28.75'' N (40.82°)
Longitude 87° 35' 36.16'' W (-87.59°)
Elevation198.37m
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 azimuth179.19°
First azimuth114.54°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth263.8°
Last elevation31°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-24
ColorBlue, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-