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munchkjn

Hello from Somerset

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Hello. I'm in Somerset too (Polden Hills). I just saw a VERY bright object flying across the sky heading in a north easterly direction at approx 12:10 AM. Could this be the International space station? (While I was looking for somewhere to register to ask about this, I saw another thread talking about this being visible tonight) I spotted the ISS many years ago using 'flyby' times supplied by an astronomer freind and it wasn't as bright as the thing I just saw. It was brighter than anything else in the sky (bar the moon!), I grabbed some binoculars and there were no aircraft lights on this object - and I couldn't hear any engines either.I watched it dissapear at full brightness over the horizon. ( BTW, I have seen flying lanterns and this was a white light that didn't burn out rather than the orange glow that fades to nothing that I have seen from lanterns launched around here) Looking forward to your explanations!

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Well just had a proper look at the ISS thread and it would appear it came over at 00:07 heading in that direction...mystery solved!

Much brighter than the last time I saw it -most impressive!

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Hi Munchkjn,

A very warm welcome to SGL, hope you enjoy the forum.

John.

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