Re: A fireball crosses over Brazil: Meteor or Re-entry ?

From: Bob Christy (bob@zarya.info)
Date: Sat Apr 21 2012 - 15:47:49 UTC

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    The final SpaceTrack TIP message for the Centaur gives April 20 at 01:23 
    UTC 1 minute. It was down 19 hours or so before the Brazil reports.
    
    Bob Christy
    
    On 21/04/2012 16:40, DAVID DICKINSON wrote:
    > Dear Gang,
    >      Any chance it might've been Centaur R/B 1985-87/B? Path looks approximate to have passed over Brazil on final passes;
    >
    > http://reentrynews.aero.org/1985087B.html 
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    >   
    > Dave Dickinson
    > Blog: www.astroguyz.com
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    >
    >
    > ________________________________
    >   From: Carlos Bella<carlos.apodman@gmail.com>
    > To: seesat-l@satobs.org
    > Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:04 AM
    > Subject: A fireball crosses over Brazil: Meteor or Re-entry ?
    >
    > Today two videos were released, taken at a distance of 570km from one
    > another, of a fireball that crossed at least two Brazilian states in the
    > night of 20/04.
    >
    > The first video was taken at 20:15 (UTC) in Belo Horizonte (Latitude:
    > -19.931832 / long: -43.930260) and the second at 21:00 (UTC) in Campos (
    > Latitude: -21.754468 / long: -41.324407) ,
    >
    > But several reports of the fireball came from other cities like Vila Velha (
    > Lat: -20.344787 / long: -40.292051), Bocaiuva (Latitude: -17.128848 / long:
    > -43.838242), So Joo del Rey (Latitude: -21.126654 / Long: -44.241745
    >
    > ) and other
    > localities in the states of Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.
    >
    > The colleagues of Seesat know if there was any re-entry yesterday over Brazil
    > ? If not the meteor researchers will begin a effort to try triangulates it
    >
    > checking if had chances that the meteor reached the ground.
    >
    > The movies:
    >
    > Belo Horizonte ( state of Minas Gerais):
    > - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4aHh0ibJik&feature=player_embedded
    >
    > Campos ( state of Rio de Janeiro):
    > - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=270257976401083
    >
    >
    > Regards
    > Carlos Bella
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