ISS briefly very bright

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
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
    
    
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