Re: Observations

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Wed Apr 11 2001 - 18:33:47 PDT

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    > A nova or supernova would not account for the conditions you 
    > describe.  I would 
    > say it was either of your other two options, or passing cloud.  
    I agree with the first part.  But it could not have been a cloud or other
    atmospheric disturbance (as far as a I know).  I couldn't see anything
    moving in the sky (and many stars and the Moon were visible at the time).
     Orion was largely invisible, but two of its four bright stars were
    visible - 30 minutes.  If clouds were to blame, then shouldn't the other
    two stars of Orion have dimmed, and/or reveal other stars?  If it was
    clouds, then they must have been frozen in time for 30+ minutes.
    If anyone has seen the constellation Orion in the last 100 hours, please
    e-mail me privately.
    I haven't had a clear night since that mysterious night.
    Thank you.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
    39.706d N   75.683d W            
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