Reports Report 638gd (Event 638-2015)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 638-2015
Observer
NameRyan F
Experience Level1/5
RemarksThe fireball came right over my head. The flames went out once it passed over the dam and saw it continuing to move in a westward direction. After the flames went out it was a glowing yellow/orange ball about the size of a volley ball or beach ball, hard to tell from a distance.
Location
AddressFort Collins, CO
Latitude40° 35' 13.84'' N (40.59°)
Longitude 105° 9' 3.25'' W (-105.15°)
Elevation1583.32m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2015-03-11 06:00 MDT
UT Date & Time2015-03-11 12:00 UT
Duration≈20s
Direction
Moving directionFrom down to up
Descent Angle-
Moving
Facing azimuth72.89°
First azimuth79.28°
First elevation46°
Last azimuth290.81°
Last elevation29°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorRed
Concurrent Sound
ObservationYes
RemarksSounded like a camp fire with flickering flames. It was moving very slowly and the flames went out once it went over the Dam.
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-
Length-
Remarks-
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarksjust saw fire coming off the body of the object