Reports Report 3512b (Event 3512-2022)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 3512-2022
Observer
NamePaul G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI am not sure this was a meteor. It almost looked like a comet. It made a huge smoke ring when it was directly overhead of my location in central Illinois. After the smoke ring we could see a trail of something coming off of it. The smoke ring lingered for quite sometime. It kept traveling towards in a northeastern direction. I had tried to search for a passing satellites but could not find any that were in this area at the time.
Location
AddressMinonk, IL
Latitude40° 54' 24.74'' N (40.91°)
Longitude 89° 1' 59.24'' W (-89.03°)
Elevation229.38m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2022-06-19 01:15 CDT
UT Date & Time2022-06-19 06:15 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down left to up right
Descent Angle26°
Moving
Facing azimuth-
First azimuth226.71°
First elevation90°
Last azimuth53.78°
Last elevation90°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-5
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length-
RemarksDid not notice a smoke trail until after it got real bright and made a huge smoke ring. After that it left a smoke trail. The fireball never disappeared it just kept traveling. I'm not even sure it was a fireball.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-