Re: A possible satellite observation?

Sue Worden (
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 19:42:18 -0500 (CDT)

> Date:  3 Aug 99 04:27:00 CDT
> From: Ed Cannon <>
> Subject: A possible satellite observation?
> [ ... ]
> "A Starlike Glow on the Gibbous Moon"
> the light on the Moon lasted several minutes

Purely by chance, I was talking to Ed Popp this morning about
some similar observations that he has made.  One of them was
a grazing occultation, which I think we can eliminate in this
case, since the light did not appear to move relative to the
moon.  The other, however, was the sunlit tip of a mountain
being framed on either side and below by two other peaks in
shadow in the foreground, producing what appeared to be a
freestanding point of light that was motionless relative to
the moon.

It seems unlikely that the observation could have been of a
satellite, because of the relative motion issues.

--Sue (