From: Bjoern Gimle (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 11:15:29 PST

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    On Sunday Mar.18 at about 21:08 UTC we were driving on the highway east of
    and towards Stockholm, when we saw a yellow, slightly reddish light rising
    slowly from about az.250.
    The speed was about that of an aeroplane, or a low satellite, and about
    magnitude -3. It got brighter as it rose, but because of traffic, and its
    motion towards us, we couldn't follow it higher than about 40 degrees.
    A satellite at that spot would be in shadow below about 700 km.
    An approaching airplane with such bright light is usually bluish, and gets
    fainter above 20 degrees or so.
    No candidate object found in Alan's SatEvo/dklist files or OIG reports so
    far, but I don't have dklist/satevo for the days immediately preceding.
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    -- COSPAR 5919, MALMA,    59.2576 N, 18.6172 E, 23 m         --
    -- COSPAR 5918, HAMMARBY, 59.2985 N, 18.1045 E, 44 m         --
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