Re: Spectacular Double-Geosat Flare...Again!

From: Mike McCants (mmccants@io.com)
Date: Sun Feb 26 2006 - 21:25:26 EST

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    Jeff Umbarger posted:
    
    >Based on seeing a local midnite double-geosat
    >flare last October, I predicted - based on the
    >anti-solar position - that I should see this same
    >event last night. And I did!
    
    Predictions for XM-1 and XM-2 about 1/10 of a degree
    apart for Jeff when he saw them:
    
      ***  2006 Feb 26  Sun morning  *** Times are UT ***
    
    26724 XM 2           01 12A
    HRS MIN ALT AZI    HGT     R  A    DEC
      7  40  47 211  22242   10 12.9  -5.3
      7  50  47 211  22242   10 22.9  -5.3
      8   0  47 211  22242   10 32.9  -5.3
      8  10  47 211  22242   10 42.9  -5.3
    
    26761 XM 1           01 18A
    HRS MIN ALT AZI    HGT     R  A    DEC
      7  40  47 211  22241   10 13.3  -5.3
      7  50  47 211  22241   10 23.3  -5.3
      8   0  47 211  22241   10 33.3  -5.3
      8  10  47 211  22241   10 43.3  -5.3
    
    About 7:54, these geosyncs were just "touching" the Earth's
    shadow as nearly opposite the sun that they can be without
    being inside the Earth's shadow.  They will start being
    inside the Earth's shadow for about 10 minutes tonight and
    gradually go deeper and deeper as we approach the equinox.
    
    Mike McCants
    
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