Reports Report 638dh (Event 638-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 638-2015
Observer
NameKeith L
Experience Level1/5
RemarksIt was big and bright, at first I though it was a plane, then I saw the fire/tail behind it and thought the plane was on fire, but it kept going, the flame went away and I lost sight of it over the horizon/mountains.
Location
AddressCastle Rock, CO
Latitude39° 23' 2'' N (39.38°)
Longitude 104° 49' 32.83'' W (-104.83°)
Elevation1994.14m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-11 05:56 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-11 11:56 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up right to down left
Descent Angle261°
Moving
Facing azimuth336.79°
First azimuth340.43°
First elevation25°
Last azimuth273.24°
Last elevation
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorWhite
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksThere was a burning "tail" behind it and it looked as if smaller pieces were breaking off (glowing/fire pieces behind it)