Re: Unk Flare

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach1950@home.com)
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 10:27:12 PDT

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    Jari:
    
    Could have been a point meteor---a meteor that is coming right at you?  The
    odds of seeing one is rare. I have seen two in my lifetime. One was actually
    a point that lit up then went out.  Another moved far slower than a meteor
    does (because of its steep angle) and moved only about a half a degree.  It
    flaired up then went out in about a second or so.
    
    Tom
    Iowa
    USA
    
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: <finn@main.jetnet.ab.ca>
    To: <SeeSat-L@blackadder.lmsal.com>
    Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 11:43 PM
    Subject: Unk Flare
    
    
    > As i looked outside to see if the sky had cleared just before a pass by
    ISS,
    > i noted a bright object flaring at 03:19:34 +/- 3 sec 12 Apr UTC. Approx
    Az
    > 130 deg El 25 deg. Mag -3 and it lasted for a couple of seconds but there
    > didn't appear to be any apparent motion to it unlike an Iridium flare.
    > Iridium 40 #25041 97069C was in the area around the time but it was not
    it.
    > Thanks in advance in any help in Iding this object.
    >
    > Jari
    > 54.25N
    > 110.11W
    > 556m
    >
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