[Fwd: Request for information to ID bright object ( day-time)]

ykChia (chiayk@singnet.com.sg)
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 04:52:54 +0800

Hi folks:

    The Weather department confirm sighting is a balloon.


MSS_Operations@MSS.gov.sg wrote:

> Dear ykChia,
>  The weather balloon was released at 7:31 am in the morning of 12 March 1999.
> The balloon was in view at least for the first five minutes. Our observer was
> then back at the indoor equipment. Based on calculations, the balloon should be
> about 8000 ft and should still be easily observable at 7:43 am unless your view
> happened to be obscured by clouds.
> Regards,
> Lim Lih Mei
> Meteorological Service, Singapore

        Request for information to ID bright object ( day-time)
        Sat, 13 Mar 1999 00:23:25 +0800
        ykChia <chiayk@singnet.com.sg>

Dear Sir/Mdm:

    I would like you to help me to identify whether the observation
reported below is anything to do
with  possible weather balloon in Singapore.
    Thanks in advance.


Hi SeeSat-L folks:

   On my way to work this morning Mar 12 99 ( 07:37am local time) I
notice a bright object in the Western Sky. After disembark from the
train - ( Eunos MRT Station) I am surprise the object is still there and
I observe till 07:43.
I get a colleague to be my eye-witness as well. His remark is what a
bright star. ( non skywatcher)

   The Sun is up and in broad day light it is unusual to see a bright
white -stellar-like object ( size I guess is x3 times Mars [from early
AM memory] now ~34 arc seconds) against a pale blue sky. Visual
brightness ~ -4Mag  Venus in 'dark sky'.  Object appears to be
stationary. I lose sight of it after I went for a my usual coffee as the

sky clouded up again. No chance to verify again.

   I go back to office, run IRIDFLAR165 and get nothing for DAYLIGHT
flare ( could not possible last that 6 minutes that I saw).

   My Geographical location is Long 103.8E Lat 1.445 North, event occurs

at (UT 23:37 Mar 11 1999) at Elevation of 40-50 and AZ West?.

    I will verify tomorrow same time.

    What is this ? Anyone see this?.


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