Reports Report 5113be (Event 5113-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5113-2017
Observer
NameSamuel M
Experience Level2/5
RemarksBright! Thought a neighbor was flying a drone, but then realized it was falling over Greeley or Loveland, many miles southwest. It flew down in a strange arc, before exhibiting flames. At this point the light dissipated, and I could no longer see it. There was no holleywood style explosion either in the sky or afterwards. It seemed to briefly flame in a manner I could see a missile or spacecraft make upon atmospheric entry. I was not aware of "fireballs" and thought a plane had fallen! I guess I'm still not sure..
Location
AddressFort Collins, CO
Latitude40° 36' 43.03'' N (40.61°)
Longitude 105° 4' 13.74'' W (-105.07°)
Elevation1523.51m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-14 19:48 MST
UT Date & Time2017-12-15 02:48 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle243°
Moving
Facing azimuth141.33°
First azimuth-
First elevation40°
Last azimuth123.33°
Last elevation45°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-14
ColorGreen, Light Green, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationUnknown
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-