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Re: UFO Seen Over Barrow-In-Furness - Shough

From: Martin Shough <parcellular.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 10:43:30 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 08:56:22 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Seen Over Barrow-In-Furness - Shough

>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2007 09:40:25 -0700
>Subject: Re: UFO Seen Over Barrow-In-Furness

>>Source: North-West Evening Mail - Barrow-in-Furness,Lake



>>UFO Seen While Eating Chinese

>>A Furness family had a close encounter with a possible UFO -
>>enjoying a takeaway.

>>Janice Jackson of Devon Street, Barrow, saw bright lights in
>>the sky at
>>around 10pm on Saturday.

>>Lasting about 15 seconds, the light show passed overhead and
>>on towards Roose.

>>She said: "I was sat in the backyard with my family having a
>>Chinese when a bright white ball of light came across the sky
>>going from West to East. It was not an aeroplane or a shooting
>>star, as it was too low down."

>>"It got smaller and smaller then disappeared."

>>Stuart Baines of Furness Astronomical Society suggested a
>>possible explanation.

>>He said: "Depending on the speed and direction it was
>>travelling, I would say it was a satellite."

>At that latitude, a satellite would have a very strong northwest
>or southwest approach direction, not just "west to east."

Hi Jim

Generally this is true. But I wonder if this might have been the
ISS, quite bright at mag -0.8, which would have been visible
from Barrow on Sat 14th crossing the southern sky between about
2145 and 2148 (close to the "around 10 pm" reported) from the
region of Orion on the WSW horizon to Coma Berenices in the ESE.

If so then the witness only saw the end of the track for "about
15 secs" before the ISS passed into the shadow, when it would
have traced a relatively level apparent W-E course above the
horizon descending no more than a few degrees to its
disappareance point at 35 degs in the ESE.



Martin Shough

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