Re: Re-entry observed 19/12/02

From: Russell Eberst (eberst@blueyonder.co.uk)
Date: Thu Dec 19 2002 - 13:10:37 EST

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    This object was seen by R. Boswall in Birmingham, and Jason Neen in Eastbourne.
    Here is Jason's response (it can be found on the BBC space message board).
    They appear to agree on a time of 06.15 a.m. GMT.
                     re: R.boswell jason neen - 2nd post - 19 Dec 2002 09:54
    hi, Yes i also saw it at about the same time. As i was getting ready for 
    work i looked out of the window and saw it travelling roughly east to west. 
    it was very bright and a yellow/reddish colour and trail. it was visible 
    for a bout a minute before it went behind the south downs. i am in 
    Eastbourne in sussex so it was clearly visible for a large part of uk. [reply]
    
    At 16:25 19/12/02 +0000, you wrote:
    >Hi all,
    >        As I was walking home from work this morning,
    >at approx 06:33am I witnessed what I'm pretty sure was
    >a re-entry.  My Location at the time was Eastleigh,
    >Hampshire, England (exact location approx 50:57:54N,
    >1:21:19W)
    >It was heading WSW I first noticed it around 50ish
    >degrees elevation close to the bowl of Ursa Major,
    >visible for 5-10 secs it disappeared in the area
    >someway below Gemini.   It was far too slow moving for
    >a Meteor.
    >
    >Mark Hampton
    >
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    Best wishes,                     Total observations:   184437
    Russell  Eberst
    55.9486N,   3.1383W,  150 feet = 46 metres above MSL
    
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