Several report seeing ‘fireball’ streaking across Colorado sky

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Joel Jimenez caught what appeared to be a meteor streaking across the Colorado sky from Fort Collins on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Photo: Joel Jimenez)

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DENVER -- Several people in Colorado reported seeing a possible meteor in the sky early Wednesday morning.

Viewers from Fort Collins to Castle Rock and Vail reported seeing the light about 6 a.m.

The streaking light was captured by a special camera at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. See it in Dan Daru's video report above. It was also captured on a dash camera and uploaded to YouTube.

Viewers emailed to say they saw the station.

"It was a white/yellowish color with a tail heading east to west," John Marchesi wrote.

"There was a huge ball of white with flames shooting out of the end going fast and low," Rikki Johnston wrote.

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In Cheyenne, Wyo., meteorologist Becca Mazur captured a photo with what appeared to be the meteor's contrail.

Contrail of a meteor seen in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Photo: Becca Mazur)
Contrail of a meteor seen in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Photo: Becca Mazur)

Joel Jimenez caught the possible meteor in a Snapchat from a Home Depot in Fort Collins.

 

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