[Fwd: Unusual Incident]

From: Chris Peat (Chris.Peat@dlr.de)
Date: Mon Sep 12 2005 - 07:55:57 EDT

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    Hi All,
    I got this possible re-entry sighting report from a Heavens-Above user. Does anyone have an idea if it could indeed have been a satellite re-entry?

    Chris Peat

    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: Unusual Incident
    Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 16:28:19 -0300
    From: Janet & Peter Carlsson <petercar@nb.sympatico.ca>
    To: Chris.Peat@heavens-above.com

    Hello Chris,
    Last night I saw something enter the atmosphere; and I'm wondering, did 
    anyone else see it and/or know what it might have been?
    I am located at: 48.2760 Deg N and 66.3756 Deg W, in Campbellton, New 
    Brunswick, Canada.
    Last night, at approx 01:45 hrs UCT, I saw what could have been a rocket 
    body re-entering the atmosphere.  It was burning up in a bright orange 
    ball (Magnitude of approx -2.0) leaving a long colorful trail and pieces 
    breaking away from it.  I watched it travel at approx 20 Deg Altitude, 
    from 360 Deg N until it ended at approx 25 Deg NW, where it suddenly 
    stopped burning.
    If you know nothing about above incident, that is fine. But if you know 
    of another place where I can direct my query I would appreciate it if 
    you would let me know.
    I really enjoy the Heavens-Above site and I log in frequently to get 
    nite sky timings, etc. Keep up the good work.
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