[amsat-bb] small, brief light flash near ISS

Brenton Salmi kb1lqd at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 23:19:49 UTC 2015

You probably saw an Irridum Flare:

I've accidently saw them as well, quite surprising if you don't expect it.

- Brent, KB1LQD

On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 3:49 PM, D. Craig Fox <DFox at rwglaw.com> wrote:

> My wife and I were outside watching the April 3, 8.20pm, 82 deg, super
> bright pass of ISS here in Orange County, Cal.  After it had passed
> overhead, and was moving quickly away from us to the N/E, my wife and I
> simultaneously saw a very small, very brief, flash of white light just to
> the right of ISS. Although difficult to tell, it appeared to be close to
> the station, and not somewhere between the ISS and us.
> Since then we have both wondered what we might have seen.
> Anyone else seen this before?  (thanks for the indulging this slightly off
> topic post)
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