Re: reentry? NW US

Alan Pickup (
Wed, 6 Jan 1999 00:10:46 +0000

Dale Ireland <> writes
>Seattle radio news stations reported a very bright meteor this morning.
>Reports are vague but I thought I would post it here as a possible
>reentry since it was reported to have broken into pieces and moved
>slower than a normal meteor. There is a meteor shower going on of
>The reports said it moved north to south over Seattle (47N 122W) at
>"around" 5 am (1300 UT) 5 January, was blue in color and broke up. No
>idea of magnitude but it had to be pretty bright to make the news.

I can't find a decay candidate for this. #24086 (94- 29 EH = STEP_2
Pegasus debris) is the closest in time with probable decay about January
5.5, but the orbital plane was too far away from Seattle.

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