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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 https://www.taivaanvahti.fi/observations/show/80329 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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