Reports Report 5113by (Event 5113-2017)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 5113-2017
Observer
NameFrances G
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI have, over the years, been to star parties at McDonalds Observatory, and climbed to a rooftop telescope in Austin to watch the transit of Venus, but this was so close to us that it seems we could have almost been hit by remnants had we been just a bit farther down the path. I will ask the other family members to share what they saw.
Location
AddressBoulder, CO
Latitude39° 59' 34.71'' N (39.99°)
Longitude 105° 13' 34.05'' W (-105.23°)
Elevation1619.12m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2017-12-14 19:45 MST
UT Date & Time2017-12-15 02:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle248°
Moving
Facing azimuth90°
First azimuth123.12°
First elevation60°
Last azimuth85°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
Colorinitially bright white, then widened out in shades of greenish blue with flashes of red...then no light at all,
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkswas walking with my 14y/o granddaughter- she yelled 'look' and pointed - I saw a bright white object back over my right shoulder which rapidly widened out in shades of green/blue with flashes of red, then just darkness. It appeared to extinguish about a block or block and a half beyond the point where we were standing. Three other members of the family were walking a small distance behind us, and we called out to each other " did you see that?' and they came running to join us shouting 'Yes". Both they and the 14 y/o had seen it before I did and reported that it had a bright tail when they first saw it
Fragmentation
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-