Reports Report 1961eg (Event 1961-2016)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1961-2016
Observer
NameDoug C
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was really big and bright! It lasted about 2 seconds. I yelled "What was that?!" And I pointed to the sky. The other two guys turned and looked but it was gone. We were standing next to an excavator that was operating. So I couldn't necessarily hear anything other than the machine. He was digging the dam of the pond that I pinpointed. I've never seen anything so bright during the day. And it was so fast! I knew it was too fast for a plane to be crashing. But if I held my thumb up with my arm outstretched, it might have covered the object. It was big! And it had a white tail that took up about 2/3 of the total size. And the object itself looked perfectly round and like an off white to yellow-ish/orange-ish color. It blew my mind because I've never seen anything like it.
Location
AddressPana, IL
Latitude39° 23' 23.78'' N (39.39°)
Longitude 89° 0' 56.31'' W (-89.02°)
Elevation201.62m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2016-06-06 10:15 CDT
UT Date & Time2016-06-06 15:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle170°
Moving
Facing azimuth276.59°
First azimuth281.3°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth290.51°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-10
ColorOrange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
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Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
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Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
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