Reports Report 1626a (Event 1626-2012)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 1626-2012
Observer
NameJoe F
Experience Level1/5
RemarksI was also outside at about 3 a.m. on 1/1/12 and believe I caught a monentary glimpse of a similar-colored fireball of about the same size and instensity in the same quadrant as I was turning around from retrieving an item from my car. It appeared as though it might have been moving directly towards my location or possibly very slightly W to SE relative to my position. Very little in the way of an observable tail, and very very short duration, so very difficult to confirm. Thought it odd that direction of travel seemed opposite of earlier observation.
Location
AddressPueblo West, CO
Latitude38° 20' 41.21'' N (38.34°)
Longitude 104° 49' 23.1'' W (-104.82°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2011-12-31 20:15 MST
UT Date & Time2012-01-01 03:15 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth221.81°
First azimuth211.19°
First elevation15°
Last azimuth241.22°
Last elevation12°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
Coloryellowish/orangeish-green
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksI observed the fireball from inside the house and stepped out onto a deck & listened for several minutes and did not hear anything unusual.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration1.5s
Length15°
RemarksGlowing train with tapering tail maybe 10 - 15 degrees in length behind fireball. Thought the fireball might have \"disappeared\" behind mountains to the west southwest my location.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-