Reports Report 643k (Event 643-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 643-2019
Observer
NameAndrew D
Experience Level2/5
RemarksDriving home from work headed west on Highway 14 towards I-25. I saw it through my drivers window. It looked like it was over Loveland, near vertical trajectory. Stopped and observed smoke moving for a few minutes smoke moved 30 - 40 degrees east in maybe 5 minutes. Awesome to see. Looked like one of those professional fireworks that sparkle on the way up, but coming down.
Location
AddressFort Collins, CO
Latitude40° 34' 51.23'' N (40.58°)
Longitude 104° 58' 51.06'' W (-104.98°)
Elevation1513.26m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-02-07 18:15 MST
UT Date & Time2019-02-08 01:15 UT
Duration≈1.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle167°
Moving
Facing azimuth210°
First azimuth210°
First elevation40°
Last azimuth212°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-12
ColorOrange, Yellow, Light Yellow, Red, White
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length20°
RemarksDefinitely smoke. Hung in air and was moving with the wind. Stayed for about 5 minutes then lost sight due to darkness coming
Terminal flash
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksAs it was coming down it broke up into many pieces. I saw smaller glowing pieces fragmenting off. It went dark before hitting the ground. It seemed really close.