Reports Report 5113z (Event 5113-2017)

Name Kathleen W
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I saw the fireball fly through the constellation Orion. Brightness faded out a bit and then flared very bright, then dimmed a bit and then flared bright again before quickly fading out altogether. My dog and other nearby dogs were barking so I could have missed a loud bang.
Address Lakewood, CO
Latitude 39° 45' 0.52'' N (39.750145°)
Longitude 105° 5' 52.04'' W (-105.097789°)
Elevation 1692.27m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-14 19:50 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-15 02:50 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 184°
Facing azimuth 78.32°
First azimuth 80.25°
First elevation 39°
Last azimuth 77.04°
Last elevation 17°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -12
Color Orange to yellow and back to orange
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Unknown
Duration -
Length -
Remarks -
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Unknown
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