ISS briefly very bright

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Sat Mar 21 2009 - 19:31:36 UTC

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    Hi all,
    Just watched the ISS make a near-zenith pass.
    While at ~ 40 degrees altitude in the west, crossing between the Hyades and 
    Pleiades, it briefly became very bright, I'd say -5 at least. It then notably 
    faded by at least a magnitude, and even when going through the zenith it was not 
    as bright as it had been on 40 degrees altitude.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
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    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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