NUFORC Sighting 131844

Occurred: 2016-12-10 22:10 Local
Reported: 2016-12-29 11:58 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 2

Location: Delta, CO, USA

Shape: Fireball
Characteristics: Left a trail

Fast fireball going straight down near Delta, Colorado.

On the evening of December 10, 2016, my husband and I were driving toward Delta, Colorado, on Highway 50 at a little after 9:00 or so. Through our windshield, we saw an AMAZING FIREBALL that was actually quite scary coming down in the farmland a little northwest of the town of Delta. It appeared to be a meteor that was flaming down toward the land and seemed to extinguish just a couple of hundred feet before impact.

Once he concluded that is was not the missile he thought it was, my husband remarked that some farmer is going to find a really cool meteor in his field this spring.

I am posting this a little late as we concluded this was just a larger meteor than most, however, others in Delta have been talking about seeing lights in he sky that preceded what we had observed around the same time. I thought I would report what we saw to corroborate any other sightings that night in the area. It was remarkably unusual.


We have amended the time of the incident, to reflect a nighttime sighting, which we assume. PD

Posted 2016-12-30

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