Re: Mir over Sydney

From: Tony Beresford (aberesford@iprimus.com.au)
Date: Thu Mar 22 2001 - 02:39:30 PST

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    At 20:29 22/03/01 , David Hall wrote:
    >Hi All,
    >       I just saw Mir pass over Sydney for the last time. I was watching
    >through binoculars and when it became invisible  to the naked eye it turned
    >a deep red. I've never seen a satellite do that before. Was that caused by
    >the fact Mir is so low?
    No David, it was just entering the Earth's shadow, and its a bright
    enough object to show the usual red sunset colour. 
    Tony Beresford
    Adelaide, So. Australia
    
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