Re: Why is ISS still visible in Earth's shadow?

From: Robin R. Wier (rwier@concentric.net)
Date: Mon May 02 2011 - 01:28:04 UTC

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    From: "Bob King" <nightsky55@gmail.com>
    To: <seesat-l@satobs.org>
    Sent: Sunday, May 01, 2011 5:36 PM
    Subject: Why is ISS still visible in Earth's shadow?
    
    
    > Hi everyone,
    > I've always wanted to ask this question. No doubt some of you have
    > followed the space station into Earth's shadow, where it's visible for
    > some time with binoculars. Is it being illuminated by the moon or ???
    > Thank you for your help!
    > Best wishes,
    > Bob
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    Well, I always assumed it was the "city lights", but I never had an 
    overhead, shadow pass, at a very "dark sky" site?
    
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