Unidentified bright light seen streaking across Front Range

Denver - Just before 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, viewers from across the Front Range began contacting the 9NEWS Information Center saying they had seen what they thought was a meteor.

From Lakewood up to Fort Collins, viewers report seeing a large red/orange ball with a green tail streaking across the sky, between 6:36 and 6:39 a.m.

Calls and e-mails sent to the University of Denver's Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Denver Astronomical Society, and the Fiske Planetarium on the campus of the University of Colorado-Boulder were not immediately returned.

The Denver Museum of Nature and Science says the color is due to the chemical composition of the meteor. It creates different colors as it burns through the atmosphere.

The museum is not sure where the meteor landed. Museum officials would like to hear from anyone on the western slope who saw it. They also would like to see any video of the meteor. To report meteor sightings or video to the museum, go to www.cloudbait.com and fill out the meteor report.