Reports Report 451ff (Event 451-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 451-2015
Observer
NameJames W
Experience Level5/5
RemarksFIREBALL - slow movement from south to north across western sky 10:54-10:55pm MST on 2/23/15 first sighted just beneath the moon (8º high and az 280º) and followed for about 60 seconds to az 315º where it went over the horizon. Orange trail with white stellar-like head; trail about 2º-3º long behind. Brightness 0 to -1 mag. First thought it to be a jet and contrail in the moonlight, but realized trail was self-luminous.
Location
AddressOak Creek, CO
Latitude40° 16' 15.61'' N (40.27°)
Longitude 106° 49' 47.08'' W (-106.83°)
Elevation2271.19m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-02-23 22:54 MST
UT Date & Time2015-02-24 05:54 UT
Duration>60s
Direction
Moving directionFrom left to right
Descent Angle90°
Moving
Facing azimuth280°
First azimuth280°
First elevation
Last azimuth315°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-