Re: (meteorobs) Re: Heavenly Conjunctions , black meteors.

In a message dated 98-10-07 06:00:17 EDT, you write:

 hi every one, i was following the news about heavenly conjunction, and i
 wonder, did any one saw  a black meteor passing in front of the moon. for
 more information, you can refer to the imo journal wgn issued on July. and
 there is an article also in wgn issued in 1996.

I'd be interested if anyone finds a July issue of WGN since they are usually
printed for February, April, June, August, October and December.  :o)

In my experience, It seems that dark meteors are essentially flying critters
such as bats, birds, bugs etc.  If not an actual critter, they also seem to
crop up when I use to observe for 10 or 11 hour nites in the winter...in other
words, during fatigue. since I started taking 2 to 5 hour naps at the
observatory until about 10 or 11 pm, I seldom if ever see any of those things
George Zay