Obs for Feb. 15

From: Bill Arnold (barnold86@cableone.net)
Date: Wed Feb 16 2011 - 12:24:04 UTC

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    Greetings,
    
    Out for a little while after work, really bright Moon, but not bad.
    
    12585 81 065A   0000 P 20110116011500000 56 Naked-eye pass.
    20261 89 080A   0000 P 20110116011600000 56
    04420 70 047B   0000 P 20110116011800000 56
    11822 80 044B   0000 P 20110116012200000 56
    25876 99 041E   0000 P 20110116012500000 56
    35951 09 057A   0000 P 20110116012615000 56 Naked-eye pass.
    12069 80 087B   0000 P 20110116012630000 56 Several flashes, about +1.
    
    For DMSP F-18 (35951 09057A), it was moving South to North, as seen from my front yard, as it passed about 5 above the Moon, it flared to a magnitude of about -2, a very bright, very white flare.  I have seen it do this before, but to see it and the Moon so close was a really nice sight.
    
    
    Regards,
    Bill
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    Woolmarket, Mississippi (USA)
    10X50 Binoculars
    lat. 30:29:07.3 N, long. -89:00:09.7 W, elev. 15 m
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