3 bright ones in quick succession

Rick Brown (rbrown@inetnebr.com)
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 07:35:52 -0500

Quite a sight last night from here in Lincoln, Nebraska (40.8, -96.6). 
Through auspicious last-minute breaks in an 80% cloud cover, I saw the
following drift past virtually the same spot just to the upper-left of

At 0325 UT - STS-91
At 0326 UT - Mir
At 0330 UT - Iridium 41, at Mag -6

I don't expect to see anything quite like that again any time soon!

(Oh, and then there was the full moon--I guess that counts as a bright
earth satellite :-)

- Rick