Reports Report 5113bu (Event 5113-2017)

Name Rick M
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks A very brief view through a picture window, but very vivid. I'm confident that we saw just the final seconds of a longer flight path. Did not note exact time, but between 19:30 and 20:00.
Address Golden, CO
Latitude 39° 46' 32.05'' N (39.77557°)
Longitude 105° 11' 35.99'' W (-105.19333°)
Elevation 1749.646m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-14 19:45 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-15 02:45 UT
Duration ≈3.5s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 256°
Facing azimuth 100°
First azimuth 100°
First elevation 20°
Last azimuth 80°
Last elevation 15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -15
Color Orange, Light Yellow, Red
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 3s
Length 10°
Remarks Also sparks
Terminal flash
Observation Unknown
Remarks -
Observation Yes
Remarks Seemed to break into several pieces just before burning out.