Re: Brazil Fireball

From: Bob Christy (bob@zarya.info)
Date: Thu Apr 26 2012 - 13:24:23 UTC

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    Universe Today has updated its article:
    http://www.universetoday.com/94831/recent-fireball-seen-in-brazil-was-actually-re-entering-centaur-rocket/
    
    Bob Christy
    
    On 26/04/2012 09:14, Bob Christy wrote:
    > This was already discussed on Seesat-L. The two videos were reportedly
    > made around 20:00 - 21:00 UTC (22:00 - 23:00 local time). According to
    > SpaceTrack, the Centaur re-entered about 19  hours earlier at 01:23 UTC
    > 1 minute.
    >
    > The re-entry ground track did cross Brazil but at about 00:30 UTC (22:30
    > local time the previous day - April 19). From the location shown on the
    > Universe Today map, the maximum elevation was less than one degree.
    >
    > The Centaur is not the object in the videos.
    >
    > Bob Christy
    >
    >
    > On 26/04/2012 02:42, DAVID DICKINSON wrote:
    >> Dear Gang;
    >>      Interesting article on the Brazil fireball and the Centaur rocket body reentry this weekend;
    >>
    >> http://www.universetoday.com/94831/recent-fireball-seen-in-brazil-was-actually-re-entering-centaur-rocket/
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Dave Dickinson
    >> Blog: www.astroguyz.com
    >> Twitter: http://twitter.com/Astroguyz
    >> Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/astroguyz
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