Mir vs. Leonid

Tue, 17 Nov 1998 06:58:07 EST

The Mir emerged from the earth's shadow about 7-8 degrees above Sirius at
05:29:10 EST (10:29:10 UT) this morning at about a -1 Mag.   At 05:29:58 a
nice 0 mag Leonid passed about 3 degrees to the right.  A moderate haze
prevented me for seeing Sputnik 41.

During my 45 minutes outdoors I also observed about 10 Leonids at or near
negative mag.  There was one non-Leonid (from the west) at -3 mag I observed
where I could actually hear the object break up.  

Don Gardner
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/mir16609/
76.8419 W, 39.1796 N,  34m ASL