ISS Flare from Morgan Hill

From: Derek C Breit (
Date: Tue May 12 2009 - 04:12:49 UTC

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    Tonight, in my first ever nighttime pass with the fourth solar array, I saw
    the ISS flare big time.. Maybe mag -10.. Maybe brighter, as it is tough to
    This was near the brightest star in Hydra..
    Time was roughly 8:54PM PDT on 5/11..
    Time is strictly so you can find the particular pass thru Hydra from Morgan
    Hill, CA.. It was not done by watch or anything.. I had my Wifey outside and
    saw it turn from yellow to white and shouted "flare baby!" and it did.. We
    were high fiving and such and I didn't bother to check the time..
    Extremely cool!.. Never before have I seen the ISS flare, nor have I ever
    seen a report of such.. I would think it has been seen before, but maybe
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