Reports Report 4172h (Event 4172-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4172-2021
Observer
NameKim M
Experience Level3/5
RemarksThe bright white ball appeared suddenly out of the sky and disappeared behind a large bank of clouds. The smoke trail stayed in the sky for a long time. The boom and rumble I heard may have been thunder but I am not sure.
Location
AddressCortez, CO
Latitude37° 20' 55.98'' N (37.35°)
Longitude 108° 35' 9.34'' W (-108.59°)
Elevation1890.42m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-08-02 19:30 MDT
UT Date & Time2021-08-03 01:30 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle128°
Moving
Facing azimuth266.46°
First azimuth90.69°
First elevation44°
Last azimuth276.53°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-22
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksI heard what sounded like a loud boom and rumble. Possibly thunder.
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length20°
RemarksLooked like a trail of smoke kind of like the trail a rocket leaves when it takes off. It lasted a long time in the sky. It was not a straight line.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-