Re: Re-entry over Europe yesterday?

From: Tony Beresford (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 02:30:54 PDT

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    At 18:45 12/10/00 , Nick Budd wrote:
    >At about 50N 15W facing east at 0425 UT yesterday (11 Oct),
    >I observed some form of re-entry. Appeared to be more or less
    >vertical so I guess in a E-W plain. Lasted about 3-4 seconds.
    >Brighter than a good Iridium flare so I guess about mag -10ish.
    >General "whiteness" and tints suggest definitely not a natural
    >Anyone see it or have an idea what it was?
    Just a nice bright meteor by the duration Nick, if it was a
    satellite re-entry it would have been visible longer, more
    like 30-60 seconds.
    That position is West of the Southern tip of Ireland,
    Were you on a ship or an aeroplane?
    Tony Beresford
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