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Sun - 26.7.2021 at 14.12 Ilmajoki Observation number 99961

Visibility II / V

Marko Myllyniemi, Lakeuden Ursa

I thought I had only photographed the Sun with its dots, but once again while browsing the pictures I was surprised when some "circular" object crossed the surface of the Sun.

For the first image, where the object appears at about half past four (Figure 2), I initially thought it was an insect, but based on the other images (Figures 3 and 4), the object's trajectory was straight at the time, so maybe it was a satellite anyway?

It took five seconds to cross the surface of the sun from the subject (in what time those three pictures were taken), according to the camera clock, the times in pictures 2-4 are 14:12:37, 14:12:39 and 14:12:41, but I wouldn't count the camera clock. I am booking ...


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    • Sun
    • Heikosti näkyvä
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Nikon Coolpix P900, AstroSolar sunscreen

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