Reports Report 832i (Event 832-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 832-2020
Observer
NameAnthony D
Experience Level4/5
RemarksI really felt close to a possible impact site, and was looking for any sign of a small fire so I could investigate. If I owned a metal detector I would have researched a few areas as it seemed so close. I have never observed a meteor appear to come straight down from the sky given my perspective. It was awesome!!!
Location
AddressBartlett, IL
Latitude42° 0' 49.06'' N (42.01°)
Longitude 88° 11' 0.09'' W (-88.18°)
Elevation247.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-02-17 01:22 CST
UT Date & Time2020-02-17 07:22 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle181°
Moving
Facing azimuth164.88°
First azimuth164.1°
First elevation
Last azimuth164.02°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorLight Blue, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksSeemed to “pop” or fragment twice with the largest glow happening right above the tree line.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksIt was similar to a firework, but coming directly straight down, like a bottle rocket with two explosions