Multiple videos captured a dazzling fireball falling from the sky in Colorado in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fireball, describedNASA as an unusually bright meteor, was witnessednumerous individuals who reported the event. Videos of the meteor were sent inseveral viewers, with one takena viewer on the road between Wiggins and Roggen, and another taken near Horsetooth MountainLuke and Melanie McOmie.
Two additional videos were filmed in AuroraEric Whittlesey, showing the bright meteor streaking across the sky at a high rate of speed. In the footage, the meteor flashes brightly before breaking into smaller pieces and fading away. A total of 37 people reported the sighting to the American Meteor Society (AMS), which confirmed the event.
The majority of the sightings occurred between 3:30 a.m. and 3:35 a.m., primarily in the northern half of Colorado. However, one report came from as far south as Santa Fe, New Mexico, and as far north as Casper, Wyoming. Witnesses described the meteor as a “big red fireball,” and some reported that the light from the meteor illuminated their entire block.
Several witnesses also claimed to have heard a sound following the appearance of the meteor in the sky. According to the AMS, the meteor likely traveled from the area around Allenspark to just south of Idaho Springs in the mountains west of the Denver metro area. Sources: – NASA – American Meteor Society (AMS)