February 6, 2015 – Cape Girardeau, Missouri – 8 PM CST



Description: I was outside filming objects in the night sky with my night vision camera when I noticed something bright out of my peripheral vision. I swung my camera as quickly as I could. The video clip can be seen here:

Note: The object could have been of another color, but the infrared view properties were set to display black and white. The object is not blinking so it is likely not an aircraft. It is too big large to be a satellite.

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3 Responses to February 6, 2015 – Cape Girardeau, Missouri – 8 PM CST

  1. Jack L. Metcalfe says:

    The ISS can be nearly as bright as Venus & Iridium flares can be much brighter. Some fainter satellites can flare up in brightness, too. A large amount of optical blooming would make a bright satellite very large & conspicuous, plus, we don’t know how bright (or faint) the stars are in the field the satellite passed in front of.

    Here’s an example from a date near the reported time of the sighting. On February 7th at 7:20 PM at Cape Girardeau, an Iridium flare of -6.7 magnitude occurred at 7:20 PM. 28 miles east of Cape Girardeau, the flare reached -8.1 magnitude. Venus, at its brightest is around -4 magnitude.

    Here’s a link to CCD optical blooming: http://www.olympusmicro.com/primer/digitalimaging/concepts/blooming.html

  2. Jack L. Metcalfe says:

    It would be helpful to know the direction of travel & whether 8:00 PM CDT is the precise time of observation. To me, it behaves exactly like a satellite should, as it peaks in brightness, then fades rapidly once it’s no longer sunlit.

    From Cape Girardeau, MO on the evening of February 6, 2015 (6:00 – 8:00 PM), there were 29 satellite passes ranging from 3.5 to -3.2 magnitude, so there should be any number of possibilities.

    • Administrator says:

      This object was much too big to be a satellite. Look at the size compared to the stars in the background.

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