Reports Report 2070bu (Event 2070-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 2070-2019
Observer
NameWesley N
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was surprised that there was no sonic boom associated with it, and was concerned that there would be an impact somewhere in Chicago. It appeared quite close, like a passing aircraft in distress. I’d be very interested to know whether the lake impact caused any minor tsunami to be generated.
Location
AddressChicago, IL
Latitude41° 55' 30.84'' N (41.93°)
Longitude 87° 43' 3.06'' W (-87.72°)
Elevation183.74m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-05-10 23:44 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-05-11 04:44 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle96°
Moving
Facing azimuth38.73°
First azimuth340.76°
First elevation20°
Last azimuth82.53°
Last elevation22°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorGreen, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration7s
Length50°
RemarksThere was a thick streak of white smoke, almost the same appearance of a white fluffy thunderhead cloud
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was very bright and increased in brightness very rapidly as it passed us from the North to the East. There were several very small trailing pieces behind the front object which was engulfed in the very bright green light. It burned into my retinas and I could still see the trail lines whenever I closed my eyes, for a good couple hours after the sighting
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-