Re: Help identifying mystery flare and two satellites flying side by side

From: joseph daniel (station969@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Jul 11 2012 - 00:20:15 UTC

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    Hi . Just joined so that I could chime in about those dual flares .
    
    
     I saw them in Niagara , Ontario , Canada .  
    
    LAT    43.15523
    LONG -79.27061
    
    
    
    Time was around 03:50 UTC Monday Aug 09, or 11:50 EST on Sunday night , Aug 08 .
    
    
    Maybe 15 degrees east of Arcturus , heading NE , their paths were 2-3 degrees apart , around 80 degrees elevation , and
    the sat on the western side was around .25 - .5 a degree in front (leading) .  Both were very bright , around -5 or more , I'd
    guess , ( I was on a well lit city street and not in my usual dark park) . I also only caught the last 4-5 seconds of that full flare ,
    then they quickly faded . 
    
    
    Quite an amazing sight to stumble upon .
    
    
    
    Thanks to all for the info on that sighting .
    
    Garry Curtis 		 	   		  
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