31 March 2011

Fort Collins, Colorado Meteor 31MAR2011

Fort Collins, Colorado Meteor 06:20 am 31MAR2011
Date/Time – 31MAR2011 0620 Mountain Time
your location when viewed (city, country) – Fort Collins, Colorado
location in sky for the start and end of the meteor with angle from the horizon for the start and end) – up approx. 30 degrees from horizon when first seen; went behind cloud cover approx 5 degrees above horizon at end – it was basically almost directly north from me
direction you were facing and meteor was moving right or left? – approx north; meteor was moving slightly right – almost straight down
color(s) – very bright yellow with some orange – little to no trail that I could see; daylight was getting strong – I couldn’t see any stars
meteor direction of travel – almost straight down, but a little to the east
duration (secs) – approx 2 seconds before it went behind clouds on horizon
brightness (bright as Venus, Moon, Sun?) – the brightest falling object I have ever seen, especially considering the light conditions brightening so much – brighter than the moon; more like a streetlight (one of the more orange ones)
any sounds (sizzle or booms) – I was in my car – did not hear any sounds
fragmentation were pieces falling off ? – I did not see any, or any trail behind it
and other comments that you think are important – it was a larger signature than any other falling object I have seen … it looked about as big as a pencil eraser diameter from my perspective
Robert Burns
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Arvada, Colorado 6:19 am
I saw the same exact thing in Arvada, CO at the same time (my clock said 6:19am). It looked like it had to have landed on a house or something. Seemed closer to Arvada than Ft. Collins.  -Anon.  Thank you, Arvada!


Ft. Collins, CO
I also saw this meteor this morning. I live in the foothils above Fort Collins. It was as described. Very bright with almost no tail. - Gary Lyman, Fort Collins, CO Thank you Gary!

Ft. Collins, CO
Saw the same thing in Fort Collins.  Meteor was traveling west to east (right), in the lower north east quadrant in the horizon. Was very bright and from the vantage point I had, it did have a tail. No other fragments trailing falling object.  - Lisa  Thank you Lisa!

Boulder, CO
Looks like the same event the others are reporting. Approx. 6 20 am. I was driving north on highway 93 towards Boulder, approx. near highway 128 junction. Meteor was seen to the north east at approx 30 degrees east. Elevation approx 35 degrees above horizion. It was VERY bright and maybe the apparent size of 0.5 inches or my fingernail. It was bright and appeared burning. I actually looked up looking for a plane or something to see if it had fallen off something.  - Daniel
Thank you Daniel!


Golden CO. March 31, 2011
I saw the same meteor (?) this morning driving north on highway 93 just leaving Golden. It was in the northeast corner of the sky dropping at a slight angle to the east. It was a huge bright ball (much bigger than any planet or star in the sky) of light that took about 3 seconds to span the sky. I did not see a tail or any other debris. Cool way to start the work day!
-Brenda  Thank you Brenda!


Loveland, CO
I was Northbound on Taft Ave in Loveland about 6:20 AM.3-31-11, about a block north of 1st street. I Saw a bright ball of green light light about 30 deg. to my right falling at a slight angle from left to right. I saw it for only a second or two. No sound at all that I heard. I saw no fragments and I don't remember seeing much of a tail. It seemed to me to the size of a baseball. I thought it had came down in town. My 1st thought was that it was a flare. But one usually sees a flare go up and lasts a lot longer. - Joe.  Thank you Joe!

Broomfield CO March 31, 2011 6:20 AM
your location when viewed (city, country) – Broomfield CO
location in sky for the start and end of the meteor with angle from the horizon for the start and end) – started about 30 degrees above the horizon, almost straight down
direction you were facing and meteor was moving right or left? – I was facing almost due north, fell with a slight fade to the east.
color(s) – bright white
meteor direction of travel – Straight down.
duration (secs) – 3-5 secs
brightness (bright as Venus, Moon, Sun?) – Brightest and largest thing in the morning sky.
any sounds (sizzle or booms) – I was in a vehicle and heard nothing.
fragmentation were pieces falling off ? – Stayed the same size all the way down until it disappeared behind the ridge.
and other comments that you think are important – I have seen fireballs before, nothing like this. No tail, almost perfectly round and quite large. -NorthernWizard   
Thank You NorthernWizard!!!!!


NW Fort Collins, Colorado
We saw the same meteor this morning at 6:19. We were traveling north in our car in NW Fort Collins Colorado. We saw something that looked like a green flare or a firework at 20 degrees above the horizon. It fell all the way to the horizon, we were sure that it must have hit the ground. It is by far the brightest falling object we have ever seen. -Howard and Randi  
Thank you both!


Wellington, CO
My husband saw the same meteor at this time. He was driving/facing north on I-25 near Wellington. He saw it fall and disappear into a cloud. There were no fragments and there was no tail, just a very bright ball of light. - Anon.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I saw the same exact thing in Arvada, CO at the same time (my clock said 6:19am). It looked like it had to have landed on a house or something. Seemed closer to Arvada than Ft. Collins.

Anonymous said...

My husband saw the same meteor at this time. He was driving/facing north on I-25 near Wellington. He saw it fall and disappear into a cloud. There were no fragments and there was no tail, just a very bright ball of light.

Alexis McFarland said...

Does anyone know if this very meteorite(now that is has made contact with earths surface)has been discovered or collected???