The video above does it some justice. I was quite a distance away (St. Louis), though it sure looked like it was falling nearby. Bright, traffic-light green body and tail, lasting maybe 5-6 seconds of its descent. When the object disintegrated it burst into a ball of yellow/orange, and looked not unlike the explosive, expanding shells they put off during the 4th of July.
Awesome sight. The trajectory must have been very horizontal for the tail to have been so long, and it must have disintegrated very high up in the atmosphere for it to be viewable over such a large area.
To be is to program.