Reports Report 1961bc (Event 1961-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1961-2016
Observer
NameGretchen S
Experience Level3/5
RemarksAppeared suddenly mid way up from the horizon while I was driving in hilly wooded area - undure of termination as it dropped below tree line and field of view. Was traveling close to due west on IL HWY 4 and it appeared initially over roadwadway and was traveled across nd down to the right (north)
Location
AddressAva, IL
Latitude37° 54' 17.76'' N (37.9°)
Longitude 89° 31' 9.87'' W (-89.52°)
Elevation170.59m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-06 11:45 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-06-06 16:45 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle143°
Moving
Facing azimuth316.53°
First azimuth319.66°
First elevation49°
Last azimuth339.08°
Last elevation18°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-26
Colorvery light greenish yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration3s
Length30°
Remarkssmoke trail /glowing train extend a good distance behind fireball difficult to discern actual distance
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-