My first obs. of Y2K

From: Ed Cannon (
Date: Mon Jan 03 2000 - 01:13:36 PST

Not very important, but my first satellite observation of 
"Y2K" UTC was a -4 flare from Iridium 81 seen low in the 
west from San Antonio, Texas, USA (29.400N, 98.660W, 200m) 
at about 00:07:54 on 2000-01-01 UTC. (The Sun was only 
four degrees below the horizon.)  My mother and my sister 
watched it also.  

My first obs. in Y2K local time was also an Iridium flare, 
from number 64, at about 18:25:40 Central Standard Time 
the following evening, from the same location.

My parents, sister, some neighbors and I looked without
success for the re-entering STS-103.  We were apparently 
looking too high in the sky.  I wasn't "well-connected" 
there and so did not have the most current possible 
information and took too literally a statement by one of
the local TV news reports.

I hope everyone's OK in Y2K!

Clear, dark nights to all--

Ed Cannon - - Austin, Texas, USA

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