Iridium Flares.


Photo: Chris White

Today's collaboration with Cellar Image of the Day brings us this gem of a photo from Earth Science Picture of the Day. The two streaks are Iridium flares, which happen when sunlight reflects off low-orbit Iridium satellites [wiki].

http://epod.usra.edu/archive/epodviewer.php3?oid=366624 - Definitely check out Cellar IotD for more excellent photos (their 6 year's worth of archives is amazing!)


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