(meteorobs) question

Robert Lunsford lunro.imo.usa at cox.net
Mon Aug 15 14:08:09 EDT 2011

Depending on the peak brightness it could have been a meteor or fireball. Eight seconds is a long duration for such a object but within the possible limits. Another more remote possibility is the re-entry of a satellite or rocket booster. Man-made objects tend to last much longer than eight seconds due to their much lower velocity upon entering the atmosphere.

I hope this helps!

Robert Lunsford

---- KDitmer at aol.com wrote: 
> Hi Folks.
> Friday morning @2:00 AM I saw an 8 second slow moving something with  grey 
> thick trail.  Had a round head like a comet.  Would someone tell  me please 
> what this object is called?
> Thank you.

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