Reports Report 678bt (Event 678-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 678-2021
Observer
NameBrendan M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksMy time is exactly correct, since I immediately sent a text to catalog the time for reporting. I also believe there was a police vehicle in front of me heading eastbound on the same highway 123 that may have dashcam video of the spectacle. There is also a rock quarry company near that location that may be able to give you footage from security cameras as well.
Location
AddressPetersburg, IL
Latitude40° 1' 7.16'' N (40.02°)
Longitude 89° 46' 35.58'' W (-89.78°)
Elevation186.86m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-02-03 20:07 CST
UT Date & Time2021-02-04 02:07 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle172°
Moving
Facing azimuth85.51°
First azimuth84.71°
First elevation35°
Last azimuth88.1°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorLight Yellow, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThis was the brightest point of the fireball and it was very similar to a flash of lightening. It was bright enough to mistake night as day.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-