Reports Report 501q (Event 501-2018)

Name Josh R
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I watched this glow for maybe 8 minutes wondering what it was. That's a LONG time and can't be a meteor. We live by NORAD and DIA and weird stuff happens out here. It was no "normal" plane if it was a man made plane. I thought maybe the brightest star I'd ever scene behind a thin cloud? Then maybe a crescent moon but the top of the cloud was so thick I only saw a piece of the bottom? Drove 12 miles pulled over finally and I live in the middle of nowhere and it is bright bright stars no city lights out here and saw it do this and watched every second. This was no meteor it was moving no faster then an airplane. Meteors are fast. This was something very very strange. It was the most amazing thing I've ever scene and we see a lot in the sky at this farm due to visibility. Started super bright and faded out red with the cloud still visible and like a shake of an etch a sketch... gone.
Address Anton, CO
Latitude 39° 51' 25.17'' N (39.856991°)
Longitude 103° 13' 24.5'' W (-103.223472°)
Elevation 1468.062m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-02-06 19:30 MST
UT Date & Time 2018-02-07 02:30 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 259°
Facing azimuth 184°
First azimuth 270°
First elevation 70°
Last azimuth 154.19°
Last elevation 44°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -10
Color Light Blue, Orange, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 10s
Length 20°
Remarks The train started small and triangular but kept getting bigger and bigger and formed a concave shape behind the light ball the spread out in a triangle. Then all of a sudden vanished as fast as it came. Looked like an illuminated thin cloud.
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -