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Offline Danderman

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Re: ISS - Visual Snapshots and Video
« Reply #360 on: 09/28/2016 04:10 AM »
Slightly off-topic, but when observing ISS tonight, I saw something unusual: as the station neared the terminator (ie, as it came close to disappearing into the Earth's shadow), I noticed a little jitter, but then there was a bright, almost blinding green flash that looked like a laser pointing at me. And then the station began to fade out as it entered the shadow.

Any ideas on what that green flash was?

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Re: ISS - Visual Snapshots and Video
« Reply #361 on: 09/28/2016 02:43 PM »
My guess: a reflection of this phenomenon

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Re: ISS - Visual Snapshots and Video
« Reply #362 on: 09/28/2016 08:54 PM »
That is what I was thinking, some sort of green flash phenomena, since ISS was passing into the Earth's shadow. But, the green light was really blinding, kind of like a green laser like in the Frankie Goes to Hollywood video. I always thought that the terrestrial green flash was just kind of a blob of relatively dim light.  Although ISS was bright last night, the green flash was a lot brighter.

More to the point, has anyone ever reported a green flash in space?

« Last Edit: 09/28/2016 08:55 PM by Danderman »

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Re: ISS - Visual Snapshots and Video
« Reply #363 on: 11/09/2017 07:54 PM »
Look at the Moon

A Full Moon is a sight to behold on or off planet. ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli didn’t miss the chance to photograph this one.

Taken from the International Space Station – its solar panels take up much of the frame – the Moon still manages to draw the eye.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2017/11/Look_at_the_Moon

Image credit: ESA/NASA

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Re: ISS - Visual Snapshots and Video
« Reply #364 on: 11/29/2017 09:54 PM »
 We just had a wonderful pass of the ISS right over Reston, Va!  Our neighbors turned out, too and were the first to spot it. Very clear, and we all agreed it was almost like you could see the solar panels. The trees losing a lot of leaves this last week helped with the great viewing. A very awesome sight, no-one could believe we might be "Trashing" this thing in just a few years, though... ::)

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