Reports Report 821d (Event 821-2010)

Name Dan J
Experience Level 1/5
Remarks -
Address Mead, CO
Latitude 40° 13' 59.94'' N (40.233317°)
Longitude 104° 59' 54.92'' W (-104.99859°)
Elevation -
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time 2010-12-03 18:28 MST
UT Date & Time 2010-12-03 20:28 UT
Duration ≈6s
Moving direction From right to left
Descent Angle 270°
Facing azimuth -1°
First azimuth -1°
First elevation -1°
Last azimuth -1°
Last elevation -1°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude 1
Color light blue turned to ligh
Concurrent Sound
Observation No
Remarks -
Delayed Sound
Observation No
Remarks Sorry, listening to music in the car. Light got my attention. Very similar, visually to another event last year in Longmont in the same area at approximately the same time of evening, but during the summer. However, even with light, the previous event lit the ground with its breakage.
Persistent train
Observation No
Duration -1s
Remarks head of object began as blue, train turned blue; head of object turned green as the center of the train turned blue; end of event was dotted pieces of object now orange with train from left to right being green and white and then all white when event concluded
Terminal flash
Observation No
Remarks typical of previous meteor events... as the train turned all white, a seperation of space betweeen train and the meteorite was seen; meteorite broke into 4-5 glowing visible pieces; glowing visible pieces went dark before train cooled and subsided. Approximately 1 second between glowing pieces going dark and train going dark.
Observation Yes
Remarks -