ID required re news item

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Wed Feb 04 2004 - 01:44:17 EST

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    Please refer to the following article:
    
    http://ichuddersfield.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0100localnews/content_objectid=13906933_method=full_siteid=50060_headline=-Strange-sighting-in-skies-puzzles-satellite-watcher-name_page.html
    
    In view of the source of the observation it seems surprising that no
    predictions seem to have been consulted,  that the sighting does not take
    into account that it does not seem to fit the characteristics of an ISS
    pass, nor the fact that no ISS pass was visible at the time! - perhaps this
    is the result of the reporter's interpretation?
    
    The most likely candidate seems to be an  Iridium flare- there was one from
    Iridium 35 at 17:41 at Huddersfield,  and I do not know the exact location
    of the towns mentioned- as it is obviously within the time frame of likely
    flares in that area, and as the description seems to fit my vote is for a
    flare.  Anyone got any better ideas or a closer ID?
    
    Once I have some confirmation and/or comments I will post any possible ID in
    their "have your say" form.
    
    Robert Holdsworth
    Wainuiomata
    New Zealand
    (but born not too far from Huddersfield!)
    
    
    
    
    
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