Reports Report 638dh (Event 638-2015)

Name Keith L
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks It was big and bright, at first I though it was a plane, then I saw the fire/tail behind it and thought the plane was on fire, but it kept going, the flame went away and I lost sight of it over the horizon/mountains.
Address Castle Rock, CO
Latitude 39° 23' 2'' N (39.383889°)
Longitude 104° 49' 32.83'' W (-104.825785°)
Elevation 1994.143555m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-03-11 05:56 MDT
UT Date & Time 2015-03-11 11:56 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 261°
Facing azimuth 336.79°
First azimuth 340.43°
First elevation 25°
Last azimuth 273.24°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks There was a burning "tail" behind it and it looked as if smaller pieces were breaking off (glowing/fire pieces behind it)