HST double flare over Houston

From: bpurcell@pdq.net
Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 22:46:27 EDT

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    Greetings all,
    I just watched the HST as it passed over Houston, and was treated to an
    unexpected double flare!   At approx. 21:34:00, it flared to about -2,
    then at 21:35:30, it flared again to about -4, the brightest I've ever
    witnessed it ... quite a sight, indeed.  I guess the solar panels were
    aligned just right for my vantage point.
    - Bill Purcell.
    30.012N 95.585W (Northwest Houston)
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