Reports Report 1996h (Event 1996-2018)

Name Marshall S
Experience Level 3/5
Remarks Just the amount of time was long. Long enough for me to telll my wife look look look and her still have time turn around and see it still falling and break apart. I have seen a couple others on long night drives but none this long or have a tail that lasted for minutes.
Address Loma, CO
Latitude 39° 11' 44.24'' N (39.195621°)
Longitude 108° 48' 33.21'' W (-108.809225°)
Elevation 1378.009m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2018-06-09 20:45 MDT
UT Date & Time 2018-06-10 02:45 UT
Duration ≈20s
Moving direction From down left to up right
Descent Angle 14°
Facing azimuth 294.95°
First azimuth 304.17°
First elevation 72°
Last azimuth 285.29°
Last elevation 23°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude -13
Color Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Persistent train
Observation Yes
Duration 99.99s
Length 45°
Remarks The train stayed for a few minutes not seconds was a bright blue color and began to zigzag. The ball had broke off into three pieces the trail stopped just about where they spilt.
Terminal flash
Observation Yes
Remarks It broke into three big pieces form their singular bright yellow glow with a big white flash and then pieces went to a red.
Observation Yes
Remarks A bright yellow ball flashed welder white. Then broke into 3 pieces and went to a glowing red