Re: fireball or reentry ... ?

TorqueRoll@aol.com
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 03:39:32 EST

1st time post, hope it works.

Just landed after a terrible flight (from a passenger stand point) due to
weather had to hold (orbit at altitude) for over an hour. As one the pilots we
were given the show of a life time. Many many many Leonids in excess of -10
mag.

Originaly spotted them coming out of Ursa Major around 00:40  (touched down at
2:30 EST) low on the horizon as viewed from 28000 feet, but finished as we
went back into the clouds on all horizons leaving smoke trails lasting several
minutes and multiple fragments.

And all this happened after introducing the other pilot to Satellite Tracking
the previous night. We both wanted to continue circling for another hour.