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

From: Jeff Umbarger (jumbarger2000@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Feb 26 2006 - 22:10:04 EST

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    Thanks Mike for the info. I'll try to get better
    position infomation tonite but clouds are moving in as
    you may be aware. Question: What do you believe the
    geographic extent of the visibility of this event? And
    which way does it move night after night - north or
    south?
    
    - Jeff
    
    --- Mike McCants <mmccants@io.com> wrote:
    
    > 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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