Re ISS flare over New York

From: John Locker (
Date: Sun Jan 06 2008 - 10:41:31 UTC

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    Hopefully the image at
    will go some way to explain what may have been observed over NY.
    Between 07.15.00 and 07.15.20 the zenith half  of the starboard array became 
    very bright indeed...almost light sabre like...the nadir half was hardly 
    visible......and I think this is what caused the possible flare.By this time 
    the port double / rotating array was in shadow.
    The starbord array must be aligned differently between upper and lower 
    Closest approach was 450km at 0715.....range either side in excess of 800km.
    I would be interested to see/hear from anyone else who observed this pass.
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