Reports Report 1626ab (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameBarry S
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressCastle Rock, CO
Latitude39° 31' 6.04'' N (39.52°)
Longitude 104° 52' 1.48'' W (-104.87°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:20 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:20 UT
Duration≈10s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle135°
Moving
Facing azimuth294.7°
First azimuth280.31°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth291.48°
Last elevation30°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-9
ColorBright White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksWas in my care with radio on did not hear anything. But the other 3 cars on the hwy 25 all hit their brakes when they saw it. I could tell the other drivers noticed it also.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration2s
Length
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksJust like in the movies. Very bright almost like an explosion. Clearly could determine the arc of the object which was moving west/northwest.
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-