Reports Report 643cm (Event 643-2019)

This report has been linked to the following event: Event 643-2019
Observer
NameCJ H
Experience Level3/5
RemarksI was sitting outside enjoying twilight & the crescent moon when an object cut through the atmosphere, similar to the ISS orbit when it cuts through. It traveled NNE to SSW. The difference was this object was fast & burned through, plus it was large. It left a smoke trail that slowly tracked east in the upper atmosphere winds. It happened at approximately 6:13pm. The length of the smoke trail was the distance between the pointer finger & little finger stretched out from each other at arms length. Made up for the hazy lunar eclipse weather!
Location
AddressDelta, CO
Latitude38° 44' 21.4'' N (38.74°)
Longitude 108° 2' 51.14'' W (-108.05°)
Elevation1548.71m
Time and Duration
Local Date & Time2019-02-07 18:13 MST
UT Date & Time2019-02-08 01:13 UT
Duration≈3.5s
Direction
Moving directionFrom up left to down right
Descent Angle133°
Moving
Facing azimuth180.04°
First azimuth65.72°
First elevation45°
Last azimuth224.97°
Last elevation20°
Brightness and color
Stellar Magnitude-20
ColorMulti Fireball of orange, whites, yellows
Concurrent Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Delayed Sound
ObservationNo
Remarks-
Persistent train
ObservationYes
Duration99.99s
Length20°
RemarksIt was thick & grayish white. It lasted 5 minutes h was slowly swept east in the upper atmosphere winds.
Terminal flash
ObservationYes
RemarksThe flash & fragmentation burned through the atmosphere similar to the ISS orbit when it cuts through the atmosphere.
Fragmentation
ObservationYes
RemarksSpewing out of the fireball