Reports Report 5141ae (Event 5141-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5141-2019
Observer
NameMatthew G
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI was driving on a dark country road, not sure of exact location, but this is a reasonable estimate. Time is also an estimate. I saw it when it entered my field of vision through the windshield, but it could have been visible higher and I would not know because of the van roof. The appearance was like a piece of falling green firework with a sparking trail, but moving much faster, and burned out before reaching the ground. It appeared quite close (I would have said within a few miles) although I know this perception could be mistaken. A friend, also traveling eastbound at the same time, on a different road and probably 20 miles further west (behind me) told me that he saw the same thing.
Location
AddressSibley, IL
Latitude40° 34' 24.99'' N (40.57°)
Longitude 88° 19' 42.23'' W (-88.33°)
Elevation242.58m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-10-18 19:30 CDT
UT Date & Time2019-10-19 00:30 UT
Duration<1s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle171°
Moving
Facing azimuth76.59°
First azimuth71.02°
First elevation29°
Last azimuth76.53°
Last elevation13°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorGreen
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-