Reports Report 6294e (Event 6294-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 6294-2019
Observer
NameChrista D
Experience Level1/5
RemarksAt first I thought it was a bright very fast moving plane as it appeared to be moving more horizontally from south to north above the foothills, then it brightened and headed down at an angle fast and the it seemed to have flames burst from the front and flaming around it much like the fireball you see around a space capsule upon reentry. Then it disappeared seemingly behind the foothills. It was super cool to see! The whole thing took maybe 5 seconds. I know the exact time as I immediately called my husband to tell him about it and pulled the time from my call log.
Location
AddressBoulder, CO
Latitude40° 3' 34.37'' N (40.06°)
Longitude 105° 13' 21.13'' W (-105.22°)
Elevation1592.7m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-12-06 19:26 MST
UT Date & Time2019-12-07 02:26 UT
Duration≈7.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle153°
Moving
Facing azimuth226.54°
First azimuth232.83°
First elevation63°
Last azimuth258.24°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite like a normal shooting star then fiery yellow/orange just before it disappeared
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
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Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-