August 19, 2007 Fireball

2007.08.19 FireballThis fireball occurred at 9:31 PM MDT over central Colorado. I haven't received any witness reports.

Data has been recovered from the following cameras:

The image at left is from the Cloudbait camera. The setting Moon is seen at the horizon to the right (azimuth 230°). This meteor was not associated with any known shower.

Based on data from three cameras, the meteor appeared over Nederland, CO at a height of 100 km (62.5 mi) and descended to the south (bearing 191°), over the Kenosha mountains and into South Park, ending about 18 km (11 mi) south of Hartsel. Its final height was 53 km (33 mi). The descent angle was 19.9° from horizontal, and the average speed was 55 km/s (124,000 mph). The high velocity, high altitude, gradual increase and decrease in intensity, and lack of fragmentation all suggest that this event probably did not produce any meteorites.

2007.08.19 Fireball Path

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