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To: Imnidiot
reflective surface shining the sun back to you. Probably shortly after sunset? Iridium flares probably.

http://www.heavens-above.com/iridiumhelp.asp
2 posted on 01/15/2012 6:51:35 PM PST by sigSEGV
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To: sigSEGV
Probably shortly after sunset?

I had thought of that. I'll bet that given the exact time of the observation, lat/long, and direction of the observations some astro kind of guy would be able to id the sats individually.

/johnny

7 posted on 01/15/2012 6:58:20 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: sigSEGV; JRandomFreeper; Helotes; Calvin Locke; coloradan; InkYouBuss_007; Telepathic Intruder

Thanks for the info and link. I couldn’t get that site to predict sightings from last summer. Dang. At least I have a plausible explanation. Still don’t understand how I’ve never seen one before and wham, three in a minute! Weird. I appreciate all the help!


15 posted on 01/15/2012 7:21:09 PM PST by Imnidiot (THIS SPACE FOR RENT)
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