RE: [Spam] Re: UARS - Breakup over Alberta or the Pacific?

From: Walter Ridgewell (
Date: Sat Sep 24 2011 - 21:36:24 UTC

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    Well, I can contribute some to this topic.  Didn't post anything last night re observations as I didn't see anything.. however now that's relevant. My location is Medicine Hat, Alberta (50°02′30″N 110°40′39″W), observing last nights pass from 04:00-04:30 UTC yielded no results.  I had clear skies and good horizon clearance W from 10 degrees to zenith, and horizon to zenith NW-NE. 
    Okotoks is 243km to the NW from here and the terrain is grassland prairie (yup.. really really flat...), so if there were debris, as in the video, I should have seen those as well from my locale. Add to this the fact of Okotoks close proximity to Calgary,  a city of 1 million, you'd be hearing/seeing more reports if the video was correct.
    Walter Ridgewell,   I.S.P. , ITCP/IP3P
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