Another bright Mir pass

From: Edward S Light (
Date: Sun Mar 11 2001 - 15:51:29 PST

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    Yet another "last" pass of Mir.  At Mar 11/23:18 UTC, with the Sun
    barely 4 degrees below the horizon, Mir made a RAPID pass across the
    northern sky. When first noticed (at about 23:17.5), it was almost as
    bright as Venus (-4.5) but then "settled down" to Jovian brightness
    (-2.2) by 23:17.7 .
    (We realize that seeing Mir is not a state-of-the-art observation and
    doesn't have, in someone's earlier words, much "new information content",
    but since Mir may have inspired many to first "look up", we couldn't
    Clear and dark skies!
    Ed and Darlene Light
    Lakewood, New Jersey, USA
    40.1075N, 074.2312W, +24m (80 feet)
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