RE: Solar transit on 27 May?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Sun Jun 29 2003 - 12:33:54 EDT

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    At 19:27 29/06/03, Frits Westra wrote:
    Hello all,
    I received a report of a possible solar transit from an observer in the
    On 27 May 2003, at 06:29:52 UTC, he saw an object moving slowly across the
    solar disc from West to East. Transit duration was reported to be about 8
    seconds. The observer was using a 75mm Polarex refractor.
    His position was:
    51.32.50s N
    05.04.48s E
    I would appreciate your analyses of this report.
    Frits , this observation was reported to Seesat on June 10 By Wim Holwerda 
    with the subject "satellite transits the sun ? + introductions"
    There were several analysyse , of the event. I couldnt find a solar
    transit, and neither could Bjoern Gimle. All the satellites that went close
    were going n-S or S-n. Since at the time the sun was at abearing of 86 degrees, a W-E
    moving object would have been moving nearly vertically downwards. It was something closer
    to the observer. The time is simply too long
    for an LEOanyway. Lookup the archive for details.
    Tony Beresford
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