Reports Report 638dn (Event 638-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 638-2015
Observer
NameDiane G
Experience Level1/5
RemarksNot sure what you mean by fragmentation, but this fireball had flames going out behind it while it was still in view, orange colored flames the same color as the fireball. I only saw it for a few seconds because of trees in my neighborhood obstructing the view. We have an electric light rail train system going past our neighborhood in the same direction I saw this. At first I thought there was something flaming on the electrical lines, but when I walked closer in that direction I knew the fireball had been higher in the sky than those lines. An awesome experience!
Location
AddressGolden, CO
Latitude39° 43' 15.86'' N (39.72°)
Longitude 105° 9' 36.08'' W (-105.16°)
Elevation1797.89m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-11 06:00 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-11 12:00 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth8.57°
First azimuth18.83°
First elevation21°
Last azimuth4.46°
Last elevation21°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-16
ColorOrange
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationNo
Remarks-