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

From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj.nul>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 09:25:33 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 15:55:11 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Seen Over Barrow-In-Furness - Deardorff


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

>>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
>>>District,UK

>>>http://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/viewarticle.aspx?id=488730

>>>18/04/2007

>>>UFO Seen While Eating Chinese

<snip>

>>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.

>See:

>http://tinyurl.com/2krru2

Hi Martin,

According to that URL, the ISS when viewed from London's
latitude of about 52 degrees passed within 2 degrees to the
north of directly overhead. At Barrow-in-Furness, which is 2
degrees north, and only 3 degrees longitude to the west of
London, it must have passed nearly overhead also.  So it would
have been viewed as coming from the southwest going northeast,
and actually going more from "south to north" than from "east to
west."

So I wouldn't try to stretch a ball of light going from west to
east into a satellite going from south to north with any degree
of certainty. It's a possibility of course, but that would be
far insufficient to declare it an IFO. Most important would be
further statements from the witness in response to some detailed
questioning.


Jim Deardorff




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