brief 40M opening tonight - 15220 km

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brief 40M opening tonight - 15220 km

at 04:16 on 12/24/2012 I received ZS3AOR on 40M (distance 15220 km). I noticed there were 8 other US stations hearing him, all at 04:16 and none before or after.
ZS3AOR was running 5 watts. I wonder what sort of atmospheric conditions could produce propagation like this on 40 meters? It was obviously very short lived.