Reports Report 4172g (Event 4172-2021)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 4172-2021
Observer
NameChuck L
Experience Level3/5
Remarks-
Location
Address, CO
Latitude37° 54' 26.88'' N (37.91°)
Longitude 107° 53' 3.34'' W (-107.88°)
Elevation2928.43m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2021-08-02 19:30 MDT
UT Date & Time2021-08-03 01:30 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle178°
Moving
Facing azimuth256.4°
First azimuth253.77°
First elevation36°
Last azimuth254.41°
Last elevation-
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration5s
Length20°
RemarksIt was at least an hour til sunset with the sun still above the horizon - so the western sky was still quite bright. The fireball was in the western sky south of the sunset but just north of Mt. Wilson from our perspective. It was visible for between 8 and 10 seconds. Very bright orange color which would have easily been visible against a full moon - hence the high magnitude report. It left a fire trail (train) lasting a couple of seconds but also a smoke trail in two parts - a higher part and a lower part. These smoke trails persisted in the sky for 10 - 20 minutes and were easily visible. The smoke trail appeared to be closer to us than more distant clouds visible on the horizon.
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-