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Re: Balloons? I Think Not

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2010 15:59:08 +0000
Archived: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:18:11 -0400
Subject: Re: Balloons? I Think Not

>From: Ron Jorgenson <rjorgens.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:28:41 -0700
>Subject: Re: Balloons? I Think Not

>>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:32:46 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Balloons? I Think Not

>>>>Both of them descending in the east in the same part of the sky.
>>>>Naturally, I thought it was space junk entering the lower
>>>>atmosphere and burning up. Silly me. I didn't think it was UFOs
>>>>trying to make contact.

>>>>Was I wrong?

>>>I dunno, did someone carpet bomb explain your sightings as

>>I would guess that most people do not sit out at night staring
>>at the skies, therefore, everything seems new and strange when
>>something finally catches their eye.

>>It was space junk burning up because iridium flares are very
>>distinctive. That the trajectory was from height to the ground,
>>in the same area of the sky, both nights, I am going to stick
>>with manmade object burning up.

>I believe that "Iridium flares" are attributed to the Iridium
>satellites increasing in brightness when the sun reflects off of
>them and the Observer is in the right position to see them.

>This is not re-entering "space junk".

>Get on the web and you can find out when you can see them from
>your location.

You are kidding. If a satellite is failing and falling, and the
sun is reflecting off it, it would be an iridium flash as it
falls into the lower atmosphere.

Good grief, you don't want to argue about when an iridium flash
is not or is not an iridium flash.


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