Magnificent USA 129 flare

From: Daniel Deak (
Date: Fri Aug 18 2006 - 22:02:34 EDT

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    Good evening everyone,
    While looking at the sky around a campfire at home, Lucille, two friends and
    I watched a slow moving satellite that suddenly started to flare but slowly.
    To our amazement, it reached a magnitude of -6 with a nice blue color. I
    then checked with SatSpy and it was USA 129 ! Time of the flare was 01:46
    UTC on Aug 19 with the satellite nearly overhead. It was the nicest flare I
    saw from a satellite, but not the brightest.
    Daniel Deak
    Webmestre, site Obsat
    Pompier, municipalite de L'Avenir, Quebec
    COSPAR site 1747 : 45.7275N, 72.3526W, 191 m., UTC-4:00
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