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Fireball witnessed in Delta

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The American Meteor Society received 113 reports about a fireball seen over Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming on Friday, Feb. 8.

CJ Hansen, a resident of Delta, filed a report about what she witnessed:

"I was sitting outside enjoying twilight and the crescent moon when a fireball cut through the atmosphere similar to the ISS trajectory when it cuts through the atmosphere. It happened at approximately 6:13 p.m. and traveled NNE to SSW. The meteorite was fast, burned through the atmosphere spewing debris and it was HUGE, leaving a long, thick smoke trail that slowly tracked east in the upper atmospheric winds. The length of the smoke trail was approximately two fists at arm's length. It was one of the most spectacular astronomical events I have ever witnessed."

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