Reports Report 638dn (Event 638-2015)

Name Diane G
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks Not sure what you mean by fragmentation, but this fireball had flames going out behind it while it was still in view, orange colored flames the same color as the fireball. I only saw it for a few seconds because of trees in my neighborhood obstructing the view. We have an electric light rail train system going past our neighborhood in the same direction I saw this. At first I thought there was something flaming on the electrical lines, but when I walked closer in that direction I knew the fireball had been higher in the sky than those lines. An awesome experience!
Address Golden, CO
Latitude 39° 43' 15.86'' N (39.721071°)
Longitude 105° 9' 36.08'' W (-105.160022°)
Elevation 1797.88916m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-03-11 06:00 MDT
UT Date & Time 2015-03-11 12:00 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth 8.57°
First azimuth 18.83°
First elevation 21°
Last azimuth 4.46°
Last elevation 21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -16
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
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