Re-entry over central US?

From: Sean Sullivan via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2015 22:32:54 -0400 (EDT)
While watching the lunar eclipse, I saw a bright object that may have been 
a re-entry.  I'm guessing that it was about magnitude 0 to -4, with very 
obvious flaking of fragments.  I was observing from Crookston MN, I first 
noticed it near Cassiopeia (when it was already very bright, coming into 
my field of view) and it remained visible for about a minute (not timed, 
just an estimate).  Aftet it faded (about 30 degrees high in the south, in 
the area of Aquila) there were a few following bursts of activity.  The 
duration was way too long for a fireball/meteor, and as a satellite track, 
it felt like a slightly prograde polar descending pass.  Colors were 
cherry red (mostly) to yellow (more this way towards the end). 
Brightness was variable as pieces flaked off.  Time was about 21:13 CDT 
9/27 or 02:13 UT 9/28.  Location 47.78 N, 96.62 W.

Sean Sullivan

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