Texas: Low, fast pass on Saturday evening

From: Ed Cannon (edcannonsat@yahoo.com)
Date: Fri Feb 10 2006 - 02:37:19 EST

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    It appears now that on Saturday evening the Galileo IUS
    (20299, 89-84C), a large upper stage that helped send 
    the Galileo probe to Jupiter years ago and which will be
    re-entering before long, will pass over Texas with a 
    height of about 122 miles above the ground somewhere 
    between Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth (Waxahachie?), 
    right around 7:00 PM.  It might be visible from Oklahoma, 
    but I don't know if it would from as far north as Tulsa.  
    I think it will enter Earth's shadow above northern 
    Louisiana -- or maybe southern Arkansas.  West Texas --
    I think maybe the twilight will be too bright.
    Ed Cannon - Austin, Texas, USA
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