Reports Report 2070fm (Event 2070-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2070-2019
Observer
NameRyan M
Experience Level1/5
RemarksAt first I thought it was a firework on my drive northbound on I-55. As I viewed the object it was burning white/bluish, hotter than it normally would be for a firework. Also, I realized that where I was, just outside of Braidwood, there was no residential or any other residences close enough to shoot off a firework. It looked as it came from way up in the sky and then completely burned up once it got just past the tree line.
Location
AddressBraidwood, IL
Latitude41° 14' 41.18'' N (41.24°)
Longitude 88° 15' 11.3'' W (-88.25°)
Elevation176.2m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-05-10 23:46 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-05-11 04:46 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle99°
Moving
Facing azimuth28.05°
First azimuth40.11°
First elevation28°
Last azimuth68.6°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorWhite, light blue
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe core of the object seemed to leave a trail of smaller, dimmer burning fragments of a red/yellow color