Reports Report 638bd (Event 638-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 638-2015
Observer
NameJacob N
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was driving in car with windows up, therefore no sound was heard, at first thought it was plane with landing lights until I saw flames, then it took a few seconds to make up my mind it was a meteor and not a plane on fire. I stopped my car at intersection to watch, it grew fainter until it slowly disappeared from site. I did not see it explode, it still seemed to be well above the ground when I lost site of it.
Location
AddressEnglewood, CO
Latitude39° 34' 54.3'' N (39.58°)
Longitude 104° 53' 8.16'' W (-104.89°)
Elevation1770.66m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-11 05:57 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-11 11:57 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle94°
Moving
Facing azimuth0.84°
First azimuth44.51°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth285.52°
Last elevation15°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-7
ColorWhite, like airplane landing lights (I thought it was an airplane at first from Jeffco Airport), with orange tail and sparks (length ~15 x size of object)
Concurrent Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationUnknown
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThe orange tail had small bits falling off the end of the tail, but these would disappear quickly once detached from tail, pieces were very small (1/10th size of bright object)