What was that? At 8:21PM CDT last night (01:21 UT on Sept 7) I saw a quite bright

Joseph A. Dellinger (jdellinger@amoco.com)
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 10:35:27 -0500 (CDT)

(mag -1) object, with a brightness that varied in a complex way over a 4-second
period, go over from the SouthWest to NorthEast culminating about 60 degrees
high. It was the fastest-moving satellite I believe I've ever seen. Anyone
know what it was? I'm at latitude +29.7768, long -95.6225, in Western Houston,
Texas, USA. Thanks!

(PS: Thanks to all the folks who helped me with info on the total eclipse
in Bavaria. I saw all of totality, but only by dint of some serious cloud-hole
chasing in the 20 minutes leading up to totality. I'm now 3 for 3; all 3 times
were uncomfortably "close calls" with rain sometime during the opening partial
phases! This last one was by far the closest yet.)