Re: Probably OT: fallen object

From: Greg Williams (k4hsm@knology.net)
Date: Thu Mar 31 2011 - 01:23:51 UTC

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    Sure it wasn't the Japanese HTV that just re-entered?
    
    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/30/japanese-spaceship-loaded-garbage-burns-earths-atmosphere
    
    Greg Williams
    gregwilliams@knology.net
    k4hsm@knology.net
    
    
    
    On Mar 30, 2011, at 5:02 AM, Marco Langbroek wrote:
    
    > Op 30-3-2011 10:37, Robert Holdsworth schreef:
    >> Some time between approximately 2300 to 2320   New Zealand Daylight  
    >> Time
    >> (1000 to 1020 UTC) ON 29 March 2011  a bright multi coloured fast  
    >> moving
    >> falling object was observed over a large part of the North Island  
    >> and some
    >> of the Northern South Island of New Zealand.
    >> I have checked for any indication of the possibility of satellite  
    >> decay at
    >> around that time but come up with nothing, so I guess it was  
    >> probably a
    >> meteor.  If anyone has  information which suggests anything to the  
    >> contrary,
    >> please let me know.
    >
    > Description in this news article:
    >
    > http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/4825382/Meteor-explodes-over-North-Island
    >
    > ....point to a meteor (especially the short duration of ~4 seconds,  
    > and other
    > textual indications that it was very fast, and travelled a large  
    > part of the sky).
    >
    > - Marco
    >
    > -----
    > Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    > e-mail: sattrackcam@wanadoo.nl
    >
    > Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    > Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
    > SatTrackCam: http://home.wanadoo.nl/marco.langbroek/satcam.html
    > Station (b)log: http://sattrackcam.blogspot.com
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