Re: WIRE wildly flashing

Ron Dantowitz (
Sun, 7 Mar 1999 14:17:32 -0500 (EST)

>Just south of the zenith I think I counted 20 flashes in 9.63 sec, for a 
>period of 0.49 seconds.  There is uncertainty in the count, it was 
>difficult to keep up.  News accounts report a tumble rate of 1 second -- 
>did a see a half period?
>If visual appearances mean anything I don't think they are going to regain 
>control of this one.

Especially if the flashes are getting more rapid! I measured a 3.233 second
repeated flash period on 5 March 99 at 23:45 UTC.  Very accurate... so if it
is faster now... looks REAL bad.