Superbird A now visible from U.S.

From: Matson, Robert (ROBERT.D.MATSON@saic.com)
Date: Mon Apr 15 2002 - 20:12:27 EDT

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    Hi All,
    
    Don't have time for a terribly detailed message, but I thought I'd
    give some heads-up to the U.S. east coast that Superbird A (#20040)
    has returned to your skies.  Flashes are visible from Florida to
    Newfoundland, and as far west as Mississippi to Wisconsin.
    Flash window for tonite (Monday local, Tuesday UT) begins at
    2:55 UT for southernmost Florida and exits Newfoundland at
    3:09 UT.  A few other locations in between:
    
    Atlanta:  2:57
    Washington D.C./Northern Virginia:  2:59
    Cleveland:  3:00
    All of Tennessee:  2:57
    Chicago (just barely):  2:59
    NYC:  3:01
    Toronto:  3:01
    Boston:  3:02
    
    Flash location is low in the east-southeast, about 3 degrees to the
    lower right of mu-Ser.  Last accurately measured flash period was
    around 22.7 seconds -- it may be down to 22.6 by now.
    
    A recent elset:
    
    Superbird A      2.4  2.6  2.2  6.2 d  4.6
    1 20040U 89041A   02104.61636723 -.00000195  00000-0  10000-3 0  3409
    2 20040   8.1727  49.4670 0002173 319.7756  40.1399  0.99753065 46396
    
    Best,
    Rob
    
    
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