RE: Station not a silhouette

From: Tristan Cools (
Date: Mon Dec 30 2002 - 18:20:55 EST

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    At 13:31 30/12/02 -0800, you wrote:
    >If ISS had the same solid angle as the moon, you wouldn't be able to see
    >the stars:  it would look like daylight.  Or, you can look at it this way:
    >I'm sure you've seen your shadow cast by the full moon, but certainly not
    >by ISS.
    Well this does think me on something else.  
    Some people stated that Venus is capable of making shadows.  
    Assuming this is true, and ISS is as bright as Venus(mag -4 on some
    occasions-and probably that bright when it is nearing completion), then we
    must be able to see changing shadows from ISS).
    Tristan Cools
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