Flaring Satellite

By: Ajay Talwar


Region: Asia

Site: Jammu and Kashmir - India

Spot: Ladakh

Date: June 2012


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Like a fireball during a meteor shower, this bright Iridium Flare is caused by sunlit antenna of a communication satellite. From the photographer: "During a trip to Ladakh, Himalayas, close to the Tibet border, I was imaging in a cloudy night on the banks of Pangong Lake, 4,350 meters high and about 150 km long spreading in two countries."
Click the constellation icon above the image for a star-filled nightscape view from the lake. Ajay Talwar

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