Superbird A back in Europe

From: Matson, Robert (
Date: Mon Feb 07 2000 - 15:27:20 PST

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    Hi All,
    Jason Hatton and others have reminded me that Superbird A has
    returned to European skies.  For you night owls, my program
    is predicting that the flash window is from ~2:45 to 3:15 UT
    for 8 Feb 2000.  For Europe, the flashes are first seen in
    southern Portugal and work their way to the northeast.  Here
    are my best guesses at the times of the center of the flash
    window for a few representative locations:
    2:47  S. Portugal
    2:49  Central Spain
    2:52  S. France
    2:54  London, Paris, Montecarlo
    2:55  E. France, Switzerland, Italy
    2:56  Edinburgh, Belgium, western Germany, Venice
    2:57  Eastern Germany, Austria
    2:58  Vienna
    2:59  Denmark
    3:00  S. Norway, S. Sweden
    3:03  Central Norway/Sweden
    Russia, eastern Europe and northern Africa are also favorably
    placed.  Flash location appears to be about 7 degrees to the
    left of beta-Librae.
    As usual, these times may be off by 10 minutes or so, depending
    on how much the spin axis has diverged from my model in the
    last 4 months.  As soon as someone posts a time for the peak
    of the flashes from their location, I can update the model
    to restore 1-minute accuracy on future predictions.
    Good luck!
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