fireball or reentry ... ?

Mark Hanning-Lee (markhl@prodigy.net)
Mon, 16 Nov 1998 18:38:41 -0800

Hi, I went out to look at an Iridium flare (which hapened on time). Just
before that, at 18:31 local time 11/16 = 11/17 02:21 UT, I saw a nice
fireball. It moved from approximately E elevation 25 degrees to
approximately N elevation 45 degrees in ~1-2 s. Silent, blue-white,
shedding a lot of reddish particles with 1 larger reddish particle
~mid-track. Magnitude perhaps -6 as referenced to the -4 flare a few
minutes later.

Not expecting any reentries are we?

Best, Mark
lat 33.712 long -117.837 altitude 34 m