posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 03:45 PM
Originally posted by wlasikiewicz
Are there any more due?
Considering that this event was probably caused by a satellite or junk reentering the atmosphere, whilst there is a large "reservoir" of junk and
satellites in orbit, reentries of larger objects are usually quite rare and are usually announced beforehand. This event wasn't, which is why there
are still question marks over it.
As far as I know, there are no major reentries forecasted in the near future, so you'd have to be very lucky to see one as dramatic as the event in
question. However, small bits of junk are much more common, and if you spent a few nights observing under clear skies with good all round views,
there's a fair chance that you might catch one reentering.
You have more chance of seeing a natural fireball class meteor, although you'd probably need to spend a long time observing to see one as bright and
impressive as last nights reentry, but you never know....