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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:11 am 
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Robin Scagell has posted the following:

"Current predictions on the Heavens-Above website suggest that the object will be visible from the UK at 23.34 BT on Saturday 23 September, or on its next orbit at 02.32 on the 24th. However, in both cases the object will be low in the sky so even on re-entry it would probably not actually hit the UK."

This contains numerous errors.
02.32 pass is almost 3 hours after 23.34 pass, so it is NOT "its next orbit".

All three orbits pass over the U.K. the intermediate one passing over Scotland, which is part of the U.K. last time I looked.

It's only "low in the sky" from places like Middlesex, almost overhead in
central Scotland.

Londonocentricity again.


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Thanks for the corrections, stella. Not the nicest of titles, however.

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...but it has nice alliteration.


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Manners are more important than alliteration.


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