Solar panels created bright ISS appearance

From: Marco Langbroek (marco.langbroek@wanadoo.nl)
Date: Sun Mar 22 2009 - 13:05:34 UTC

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    hi all,
    
    SpaceWeather has telescopic images of the ISS taken by Quintus Oostendorp around 
    the time of the reported very bright appearanceover the Netherlands yesterday. 
    They show it is due to reflection on the solar panels:
    
    http://spaceweather.com/submissions/large_image_popup.php?image_name=Quintus-Oostendorp-iss210309-flare_1237676263.jpg
    
    - Marco
    
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