EMAIL MESSAGE INCOMING:
In a message dated 98-10-28 02:50:32 EST, you write:
Kent: I think the meteor shower has already started... Because I noticed at 2155 PST a momentary brilliant blue-white flash of light to the North East of here maybe twenty or so miles away.It looked like lightning does except it was of a much shorter length than a normal stroke would seem to be.
Check this out: JPL Space Calendar: (Interesting, this site no longer connects) (can't get in from here either)
NEW Oct 15 -[Oct 03] Asteroid 1998 SH36 Near-Earth Flyby (0.079 AU)
Oct 24 -[Oct 01] Asteroid 1998 SU27 Near-Earth Flyby (0.112 AU)
Oct 24 -[Sep 29] Asteroid 1998 SC15 Near-Earth Flyby (0.314 AU)
Oct 25 - Asteroid 2099 Opik Closest Approach To Earth (0.492 AU)
Oct 27 -[Oct 06] Asteroid 1991 EE Closest Approach To Earth (1.391 AU)
Oct 27 - Asteroid 1989 NA Closest Approach To Earth (1.524 AU)
Oct 28 - Asteroid 7358 (1995 YA3) Closest Approach to Earth (0.438 AU)
Oct 28 - Asteroid 1508 Kemi Closest Approach to Earth (1.201 AU)
SCHEDULE: NEAT has been taken off the sky indefinitely due to USAF activities on the telescope. NEAT's estimated time of return to the sky is February 1999. NEAT may return earlier on another telescope if logistical details can be worked out.