July 7, 2004 Fireball

2004.07.07 FireballThis bright meteor appeared over central Colorado at 1:43 AM MDT. It was recorded by at least three allsky cameras, and two witnesses reported seeing it.

This image shows the entire event as recorded by the Cloudbait camera, approximately 125 miles west of the fireball. A video image is available here (184 KB).

A second bright meteor was also seen by two cameras at 1:45 AM over nearly the same area, but traveling in the opposite direction.

2004.07.07 Fireball Path
Data from cameras in Guffey, Denver, and Elizabeth allow the ground paths of both meteors to be determined. The very bright event at 1:43 descended very steeply, ending over the High Plains about 30 miles northeast of Limon.

 


If you saw the fireball and have not made a report, please do so here.

Please check back for further information as it becomes available.


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