Reports Report 6066a (Event 6066-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6066-2021
Observer
NameAdam H
Experience Level4/5
RemarksIt was far off in the distance, at least 10 miles away, and was distinctly visible as a bright object in the western sky. It was far too bright to be an aircraft, and I checked for any flights in that area using a flight tracker, and there wasn't any. I teach astronomy and spend a lot of time observing in this area, and this is the first time I've seen a fireball. It did disappear, but didn't appear to explode. It was nearly level, but headed slightly downwards. I was genuinely surprised at it's magnitude- easily visible in the fully lit morning western sky.
Location
AddressCarol Stream, IL
Latitude41° 54' 18.53'' N (41.91°)
Longitude 88° 7' 38.56'' W (-88.13°)
Elevation234.97m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-09-28 06:58 CDT
UT Date & Time2021-09-28 11:58 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle98°
Moving
Facing azimuth279°
First azimuth275°
First elevation19°
Last azimuth289°
Last elevation23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-