April 24, 2008 Fireball

2008.04.24 FireballThis very bright fireball occurred over Colorado's Western Slope at 11:51 PM MDT. One witness north of Montrose reported a bright, bluish white object showing at least two distinct fronts as well as a persistent trail..

This image is from the Montrose (details, video) camera. It was also recorded by the Cloudbait (details, video) camera.

The meteor appears to have begun about 18 miles west of Montrose, and ended about 10 miles northwest of Olathe. Any meteorites that might have been produced would probably be found on one of the mesas west or southwest of Olathe.

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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