October 20, 2007 Fireball

2007.10.20 FireballThis event was witnessed over Colorado at 5:57 AM MDT. The low speed and reported orange color suggest this may have been reentering space debris, although no candidate object is immediately obvious.

The duration of the event was over 20 seconds, and some debris can be seen trailing the head. The path began over western Colorado and ended over south central Colorado.

This image is from the Cloudbait (details, video) camera. I anticipate having additional camera information within a few days. The large dropout in the middle occurred because of the limited buffer size of the camera, which had to stop collecting data briefly after 10 seconds to write it to disk.


If you saw this event and have not made a report, please do so here.

Please check back for further information as it becomes available.


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