Re: Fireball or Reentry

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Wed Nov 20 2013 - 19:39:05 UTC

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    Benjamin Monjay schreef op 20-11-2013 20:30:
    > Lots of media reports this morning of a fireball in the skies East of
    > Portland, Oregon. Was there anything passing overhead that could have been
    > the culprit?
    > Was at 7:15 AM Local looking just about Due East.
    > Ben Monjay
    > KE7DKG
    All the photographs with that news item show sunlit aircraft contrails in an 
    early morning sky.
    For some odd reason in this modern day and age, they are often confused with 
    fireballs. I don't understand it, because they are very recognizable for what 
    they are.
    - Marco
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