Reports Report 581a (Event 581-2020)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 581-2020
Observer
NameSteve C
Experience Level2/5
RemarksI have been going out in the morning to learn the constellations, etc. I was just looking for Regulus/Leo when I saw a moving point which became an outstanding Bolid. 2 or 3 second, just long enough to go wow! and it was gone. It was between 2:30 & 3:00 am CST.
Location
AddressNucla, CO
Latitude38° 13' 18.96'' N (38.22°)
Longitude 108° 33' 17.8'' W (-108.55°)
Elevation1754.27m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2020-01-31 02:45 MST
UT Date & Time2020-01-31 09:45 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth268.81°
First azimuth256.67°
First elevation55°
Last azimuth289.6°
Last elevation55°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-11
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
Remarkssizzling, hissing ???
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
Remarkswent from a star like point to bright white flash, dimmed rapidly to an amber color with a few fragments passing on and disappearing.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarkswent from a star like point to bright white flash, dimmed rapidly to an amber color with a few fragments passing on and disappearing.