Reports Report 451ff (Event 451-2015)

Name James W
Experience Level 5/5
Remarks FIREBALL - slow movement from south to north across western sky 10:54-10:55pm MST on 2/23/15 first sighted just beneath the moon (8º high and az 280º) and followed for about 60 seconds to az 315º where it went over the horizon. Orange trail with white stellar-like head; trail about 2º-3º long behind. Brightness 0 to -1 mag. First thought it to be a jet and contrail in the moonlight, but realized trail was self-luminous.
Address Oak Creek, CO
Latitude 40° 16' 15.61'' N (40.271004°)
Longitude 106° 49' 47.08'' W (-106.829745°)
Elevation 2271.194336m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-02-23 22:54 MST
UT Date & Time 2015-02-24 05:54 UT
Duration >60s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 280°
First azimuth 280°
First elevation
Last azimuth 315°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -
Color Orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation No
Remarks -