Reports Report 1033i (Event 1033-2017)

Name Erik R
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Thought it was a shooting star, but angle and length of time it took to cross sky makes me consider fireball, or even a piece of space debris... In terms of brightness, it was maybe twice as bright as Venus is with a slight blue tinge. I was facing S by SW and it entered my field of vision approximately in the S by SE reference and proceeded at a slightly decreasing angle towards the SW. Of the many fireballs, or meteors that I've seen I would rank it as moderately exciting.
Address Edgewater, CO
Latitude 39° 45' 8.44'' N (39.752345°)
Longitude 105° 3' 59.7'' W (-105.066582°)
Elevation 1640.792m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-03-17 21:17 MDT
UT Date & Time 2017-03-18 03:17 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up left to down right
Descent Angle 104°
Facing azimuth 207.84°
First azimuth 140.88°
First elevation 26°
Last azimuth 248.88°
Last elevation 10°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -7
Color Blue, Light Blue, White
Concurrent Sound
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Delayed Sound
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Persistent train
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Terminal flash
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