Video of a bright Metop-A (06-044A) flare

From: Marco Langbroek (
Date: Fri Mar 23 2012 - 15:07:06 UTC

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    Hi all,
    Yesterday, I recorded a brilliant mag. -2 flare of Metop-A (06-044A) with the 
    WATEC video camera.
    The video and resulting brightness profile can be seen here:
    The flare reached maximum at 20:11:11.2 UTC (22 March 2012) and had a FWHM of 
    6.0 seconds.
    My GPS time-inserter unfortunately lost signal about a minute before the flare - 
    hence why the display in the video says "Bad GPS". Fortunately, in the preceding 
    minutes I had recorded enough of time-signal in the video to extrapolate the 
    time using the video frame rate. Hence, I am quite confident about the accuracy 
    of the brightness profile.
    - Marco
    Dr Marco Langbroek  -  SatTrackCam Leiden, the Netherlands.
    Cospar 4353 (Leiden):   52.15412 N, 4.49081 E (WGS84), +0 m ASL
    Cospar 4354 (De Wilck): 52.11685 N, 4.56016 E (WGS84), -2 m ASL
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