Chasing CALIPSO - 2006-11-03 Laser Observation

From: Gregg Hendry (
Date: Tue Nov 07 2006 - 23:29:49 EST

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    Laser light from CALIPSO was observed the morning of 3 November from a location a few meters west of the predicted sub-satellite ground track.
    10 to 15 green spots were seen passing quickly along the edge of some high, thin, cirrostratus clouds brightly lit by the nearly full moon.   The spot line covered an arc of about 40 degrees in length running NNE to SSW and seemed to be east of the observing location.
    The green color made the spots easy to see but they did not appear much brighter than the moonlit cloud.  Nice but not spectacular.
    Gregg Hendry
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