Re: Possible reentry sighting half an hour into the new year?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sun Jan 07 2001 - 14:22:09 PST

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    At 05:53 8/01/01 , Markus Mehring wrote:
    >Location: Munich, Germany
    >Date: January 1st, 2001
    >Time: about 0:30am local [Munich is GMT+1]
    >Object: easily visible to the unaided eye; orange glow; a bit larger than a
    >planet; far away, so probably not a plane; fast, smooth motion away from
    >the near zenith area of the sky towards NW; obs duration about 20 seconds.
    Markus, the only large decayer that came down on January 1, re-entered around
    12h UT + or - a few minutes, so it cant be that. Of the debris objects
    on that date 24181 's orbital plane is quite wrong to cause a near zenital pass over Munich at the time of observation, and the direction of motion of motion
    of the other 24458 is opposite to that observed. 
    Tony Beresford
    Adelaide, So. Australia
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