Iridium Flare and the Milky Way

By: Brice Allenbrand


Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands

2011 July 24


From the photographer: "A bright iridium flare as seen from the Rodrigues Island; an autonomous outer island of Mauritius located in the Indian Ocean. Iridium Flare is a phenomenon caused by the reflective surfaces on satellites (such as antennas or solar panels) reflecting sunlight directly onto the Earth below and appearing as a brief, bright flare."
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