Satellites during a total solar eclipse

MALEY, PAUL D. (paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov)
Wed, 26 May 1999 12:42:09 -0500

> I have computed visible satellites for total eclipses since 1980 and have
> seen none. Such attempts were as follows (based on a quick recollection
> rather than taking alot of time to check my logs):
> 
Kenya, Feb. 1980
Bangil, Java June 1983
Kwikila, Papua New Guina, Nov. 1984
Santiago Ixcuintla, Mexico, July 1991
Tacna, Peru, Oct. 1994
India, Oct. 1995
Darkhan, Mongolia, March 1997
Curacao, Feb. 1998

> Most have been far to faint and there have only been a couple of +3
> magnitude objects as I recall that were in the right place at the right
> time. I am leading a group of 68 persons to SE Turkey in August and will,
> as usual attempt a satellite observation. It is too early to do the
> computation, but I expect the results will be similar to the last 19 years
> of trying.
> 
> Paul
> 
> Paul D. Maley
> 
> tel. 281-244-0208; fax: 281-244-1140
> email: paul.d.maley1@jsc.nasa.gov
> latitude 29.6049 north, longitude 95.1086 west, elev 6m
>