Re: Unk Flare

From: Jonathan T Wojack (
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 19:25:30 PDT

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    > >Precisely how long did the "flare" last?  <5 seconds, or more?  It 
    > could
    > >be a meteor.  
    > It lasted for 2-3 sec but it wasn't a meteor, i've seen many 
    > meteors, and
    > even heard one once but this object was definately a satellite of 
    > some sort. 
    Why do you believe that it was not a meteor?  Have you ever observed a
    point meteor (ALPO calls them meteors with a speed of 0, ranging from 0
    to 5)?  Not to mention that 2 to 3 seconds is right in the meteor
    lifetime range.
    Jonathan T. Wojack       
    39.706d N   75.683d W            
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