Observer Name Michael A S Experience Level 4/5 Remarks In 30 years of purposefully observing the night sky I have never seen an object this bright. It was about the size of a golf ball in you hand if outstretched at arms length. THis was a completely random observation while I was parked.
Location Address Thornton, CO Latitude 39° 59' 52.3'' N (40°) Longitude 104° 58' 42.45'' W (-104.98°) Elevation 1574.29m
Time and Duration Local Date & Time 2023-01-03 18:49 MST UT Date & Time 2023-01-04 01:49 UT Duration ≈3.5s
Direction Moving direction From up right to down left Descent Angle 184°
Moving Facing azimuth 43.91° First azimuth 42.66° First elevation 9° Last azimuth 42.82° Last elevation 4°
Brightness and color Stellar Magnitude -13 Color Dark Green, Green, Orange
Concurrent Sound Observation No Remarks -
Delayed Sound Observation Yes Remarks heavy rumble.
Persistent train Observation Unknown Duration - Length - Remarks -
Terminal flash Observation Unknown Remarks -
Fragmentation Observation No Remarks -