Fw: Meteor seen during ISS EVA pass

From: Robert Holdsworth (robbonz1@xtra.co.nz)
Date: Mon Nov 07 2005 - 12:55:40 EST

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    For once a meteor is on topic in here!
    During the recent ISS pass a meteor was observed here without assistance. 
    It was in the eastern sky at about 30 to 40 degrees elevation moving roughly 
    southeast to northwest  at approximately 1616 UTC while the ISS was high in 
    the Northwest. However it was not far enough to the northwest to be heading 
    toward the station.  The meteor was a good mag -1 or more and very brief.
    It does not appear that the astronauts on the EVA saw it as no mention was 
    made of it on their comms being relayed via NASA-TV, but it is not 
    surprising as they were concentrating on doing battle with a TV camera.
    They did however mention the beauty of the orbital sunrise just after they 
    departed from here.
    A pass well worth getting up early for!
    (I may get a further report on whether the meteor was seen as I informed a 
    work colleague  who has not observed the ISS before of the special interest 
    of this pass during EVA,  but I won't know this for several hours and won't 
    be able to post anything till much later if appropriate to do so.)
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