Reports Report 5113be (Event 5113-2017)

Name Samuel M
Experience Level 2/5
Remarks Bright! Thought a neighbor was flying a drone, but then realized it was falling over Greeley or Loveland, many miles southwest. It flew down in a strange arc, before exhibiting flames. At this point the light dissipated, and I could no longer see it. There was no holleywood style explosion either in the sky or afterwards. It seemed to briefly flame in a manner I could see a missile or spacecraft make upon atmospheric entry. I was not aware of "fireballs" and thought a plane had fallen! I guess I'm still not sure..
Address Fort Collins, CO
Latitude 40° 36' 43.03'' N (40.611953°)
Longitude 105° 4' 13.74'' W (-105.070483°)
Elevation 1523.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-14 19:48 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-15 02:48 UT
Duration ≈7.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 243°
Facing azimuth 141.33°
First azimuth -
First elevation 40°
Last azimuth 123.33°
Last elevation 45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -14
Color Green, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
Remarks -