Satellite or Meteor?

Rob Miller (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 22:51:19 -0800

Friends:  I was driving home tonight and saw something bright plunge
down through the sky.  I am located in east-central Iowa at about 41.7
and 91.6.  The time was about 8:07 pm Central time.  I was looking west
and the steady bright (white) glowing object fell almost straight down
at about 260 or 265 degrees on the compass.  Is there any ways to
distinguish a decaying satellite from a meteor by the color?  Did I see
the Soyuz?  Thanks.

Rob Miller
Iowa City, Iowa