|Occurred : 11/4/1999 00:28 (Entered as : 11-04-99 12:28am)
Reported: 11/15/1999 19:03
Location: Pueblo/Colorado Springs (between, I-25), CO
|"V" shaped luminous streak with smoke trail
Very much like many meteor events I've seen over the years except that this event had some unusual characteristics.
The object leaving the trail had a distinct "V" shape to it, such as the dihedral of a flying wing. If referenced to a flat plane, this object had a dihedral of about 15 degrees on each side (as a wing bent downwards would display) as displaced below the horizontal plane -- an inverted "V".
The event occurred at 12:28 AM MST, 11-4-99. The objects heading appeared to be about 030-045 degrees true with an azimuth of about 30 degrees above the 'Western' horizon. The event duration was visible for 4-5 seconds, and the trail length was about 5 Full Moon diameters, and the trail width was about 1/2-1/3 Full Moon diameters.
The most unusual feature of this event was the "V" shape smoke trail and concurrent light flare, ("V" shaped cross-section of the trail & light pattern).
((NUFORC Note: One of two reports from same source, who is a pilot, and medical professional. See other reports from New Mexico for 15AU99 @ 23:18 hrs.. PD))