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Iridium-NEXT -satelliitit - 12.1.2019 at 08.04 Jyväskylä Observation number 80342

Visibility III / V

The sun was rising into a clear morning sky as my daughter and I, after opening the curtains, caught our attention in the high south-southwest sky next to Arcturus like a light phenomenon appearing from scratch, with 2-3 traffic lights lined up in a "traffic light style" at a time. After the last one appeared dimmed a short distance away, the line of light continued for a couple more lights to the south before fading from view. The lights did not flicker, but "turned on and off" as they progressed steadily, suggesting a reflection of the rising sun in a satellite, for example, but the dense and linear line-up of even two or three simultaneously visible lights preoccupied. To illustrate, we made a gif animation, which is therefore NOT a true picture of the phenomenon, but a good illustration of what we saw.

(This is the same phenomenon as the observed in Laukaa, which was identified by Ursan Leo Wikholm on January 14 as ten consecutive Iridium satellites) <! - Clip_XXXX_190115_065434_883 ->

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Comments: 2 pcs
Tero Sipinen - 15.1.2019 at 07.16 Report this

Onnittelut harvinaisen ja näyttävän ilmiön näkemisestä!

Ja onpa muuten varsin onnistunut tuo visualisointi, kun vertaa taivaskamera-animaatioon Pekka Kankaan havainnossa.

Leo Wikholm - 15.1.2019 at 17.19 Report this

Kerrassaan mainio havainto ja vieläpä hyvin harvinainen ja poikkeuksellinen!

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