Re: Decay of #24763 = Cosmos 2340 SL-6 platform

Alan Pickup (
Sun, 11 May 1997 18:31:15 +0100

In message <>, writes
>On Sun, 11 May 1997 16:54:44 +0100, Alan Pickup wrote:
>>This object appears to be heading for decay about May 18.9, give or take
>>a day or so. Russell Eberst observed it at midnight UT on May 8/9,
>>seeing it steady at mag 6.8 at a range of around 500 km. There are both
>>evening and morning passes for Edinburgh before decay, while I believe
>>it is an evening object at less northerly latitudes.
> Ack!!  Ok, I guess I'm going to have to embarrass myself and ask a stupid
> Could you please tell me what part of the day(time) May 18.9 is?

This is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) date and decimal_of_day, so May
18.9 is May 18th at 21h 36m UTC. (ie 0.9 of 24 hours). Apply your
timezone correction to convert to your local time. Whether it is day or
night depends on where you are. :-)

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