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This Is NOT A Meteor by CapturingTheNight This Is NOT A Meteor by CapturingTheNight
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: Greg Gibbs. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.


The horrible weather that I have had the last few days finally cleared enough this morning for me to do a spot of meteor hunting. Even though the Geminids Meteor shower was past it's peak I did still see quite a few but they were all fairly faint and not worth posting. The most spectacular sight from this morning was this Iridium Satellite Flare. An Iridium Flare is produced when sunlight reflects off an antenna on an Iridium Telecomunications Satellite. The great thing about these iridium flares is that they are predictable. Whilst I didn't know that this event was going to happen, thanks to the Heavens Above website I now know that this was Iridium Satellite Number 86 and it had a peak brightness of -6.9 at the center of the flare (Venus is currently about -3.9 and Jupiter -2.6)

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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Ya gotta make do with what's available :thumbsup: Looks mighty cool to me, Greg :nod:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much mate :D
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Astranat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
:faint:
THANK YOU
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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VooDooMania Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
in my opinion, its not a meteor or a spacestation, i think its an iridiumflare
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's exactly what it is, and I say so very clearly in the description and title.
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VooDooMania Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
jep, i would only say, that it is an "iridium flare" :)
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Syndyne Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Awesome capture! I couldn't have flared in a better spot composition-wise :D

Very cool! :wave:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks mate :D
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:iconpixlepixie:
pixlepixie Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's pretty cool
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconladyiolet:
LadyIolet Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
wow, this is pretty amazing :)
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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silverfernn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
whhoooooshshshshsh!
your colors are beautiful!

I've seen 3 loooooong and biiiiiig strikes a week ago. I'm still telling people about them.
One died right above my head :sprint:
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D The ones you saw sound wonderful. Always a great and exciting sight to witness a really bright meteor strike.
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Nice
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
:)
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The-Hollster Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh sweet! I saw something like this back in the summer holidays when my cousins husband was showing me different constellations in their back garden. Then out of the blue I saw a bright light and it made me so excited^^ He told me it was the suns light reflecting off a satellite when it turned (or something). I'll neve forget that=)
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
this is simply wonderful
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
you are very welcome :) :icondw817snowflake2plz:
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That's amazing!
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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digidave Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Coool!
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Nice shot, not often that I see that. I tried to catch a meteor shower the other day I think it was the persids or something like that, but I failed miserably :(.
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Welcome :)
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kitger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Thats no Moon....Thats a Space Station"

Blame my husband for me knowing that :(
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:iconcapturingthenight:
CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lmao:
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kitger Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"I saw two shooting stars last night
I wished on them, but they were only satellites
It's wrong to wish on space hardware
I wish, I wish, I wish you'd care"

Billy Bragg (Blame me for this one)

Now on to your picture. To be honest every time you submit I feel like throwing my camera away and buying a box of crayons. Your work is more that astounding, words fail to describe what you accomplish.

One day, I hope that with luck and perhaps a magic lamp I will produce just one picture as good as yours :)
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:iconcorvidae65:
Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
"To be honest every time you submit I feel like throwing my camera away and buying a box of crayons"

I can soooo relate :nod:

:rofl:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha. Thank you very much :D I'm very glad you like it Kit.
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princevlad39 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
don't throw your camera away! I'm putting you on my watch. :love:
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IreneGypsy Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Lol, gotta love Star wars :XD:
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CapturingTheNight Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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