Reports Report 5113bw (Event 5113-2017)

Name Brian B
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks I’ve seen several fireballs recently.
Address Snowmass Village, CO
Latitude 39° 12' 33.94'' N (39.209427°)
Longitude 106° 57' 19.5'' W (-106.955416°)
Elevation 2601.05m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2017-12-14 20:00 MST
UT Date & Time 2017-12-15 03:00 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From up right to down left
Descent Angle 184°
Facing azimuth 80.83°
First azimuth 66.35°
First elevation 70°
Last azimuth 73.95°
Last elevation 70°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -11
Color Blue, Light Blue, Dark Green, Green, Light Green
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 7s
Length 10°
Remarks Sparkles of white yellow trail that lasted the whole time. It almost looked like
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks The colored ball had a trail of sparks that faded to smoke like trail. It seemed to go dim then lit up a second time and fell straight down into horizon
Observation Yes
Remarks Bright colors at the source from blues to green fire ball the tail looked white and yellow fading to smoke like grey