Reports Report 638gd (Event 638-2015)

Name Ryan F
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks The fireball came right over my head. The flames went out once it passed over the dam and saw it continuing to move in a westward direction. After the flames went out it was a glowing yellow/orange ball about the size of a volley ball or beach ball, hard to tell from a distance.
Address Fort Collins, CO
Latitude 40° 35' 13.84'' N (40.587179°)
Longitude 105° 9' 3.25'' W (-105.150902°)
Elevation 1583.321899m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2015-03-11 06:00 MDT
UT Date & Time 2015-03-11 12:00 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down to up
Descent Angle -
Facing azimuth 72.89°
First azimuth 79.28°
First elevation 46°
Last azimuth 290.81°
Last elevation 29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -20
Color Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation Yes
Remarks Sounded like a camp fire with flickering flames. It was moving very slowly and the flames went out once it went over the Dam.
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks just saw fire coming off the body of the object