Reports Report 821d (Event 821-2010)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 821-2010
Observer
NameDan J
Experience Level1/5
Remarks-
Location
AddressMead, CO
Latitude40° 13' 59.94'' N (40.23°)
Longitude 104° 59' 54.92'' W (-105°)
Elevation-
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2010-12-03 18:28 MST
UT Date & Time2010-12-03 20:28 UT
Duration≈6s
Direction
Moving directionFrom right to left
Descent Angle270°
Moving
Facing azimuth-1°
First azimuth-1°
First elevation-1°
Last azimuth-1°
Last elevation-1°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude1
Colorlight blue turned to ligh
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
RemarksSorry, listening to music in the car. Light got my attention. Very similar, visually to another event last year in Longmont in the same area at approximately the same time of evening, but during the summer. However, even with light, the previous event lit the ground with its breakage.
Persistent train
ObservationNo
Duration-1s
Length
Remarkshead of object began as blue, train turned blue; head of object turned green as the center of the train turned blue; end of event was dotted pieces of object now orange with train from left to right being green and white and then all white when event concluded
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarkstypical of previous meteor events... as the train turned all white, a seperation of space betweeen train and the meteorite was seen; meteorite broke into 4-5 glowing visible pieces; glowing visible pieces went dark before train cooled and subsided. Approximately 1 second between glowing pieces going dark and train going dark.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
Remarks-