Reports Report 4885b (Event 4885-2017)

Name Ed K
Experience Level 4/5
Remarks Hi! I do not think this was a fireball. I believe it might have been space junk or a satellite. This was the longest (distance and time) meteor I have ever seen. It was under a full Super Moon that was not behind clouds, yet it was easy to see. I had time to say, "Wow.... Look at that sucker go. Wow..." before the event ended. Thus I estimate ~7 seconds. It was continuous from beginning to end. That is why I suspect it might have been manmade. I have never seen a meteor behave like this one. Thanks for looking! Ed
Address Boulder, CO
Latitude 39° 58' 19.92'' N (39.972201°)
Longitude 105° 10' 35.81'' W (-105.176615°)
Elevation 1718.424m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-03 20:15 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-04 03:15 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From left to right
Descent Angle 90°
Facing azimuth 90°
First azimuth 345°
First elevation 45°
Last azimuth 135°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -4
Color White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
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Persistent train
Observation Unknown
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Terminal flash
Observation No
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Observation No
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