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No, it is not an explosion. The bright flash is sunlight glinting off the station's enormous solar arrays. On March 20th, astronauts unfurled a new pair of arrays on the space station's starboard side, adding 8000 sq. feet of light-catching surface area to the station's profile. The extra area increases both the chances and the luminosity of ISS flares. "It was a spectacular sight!" says Oostendorp.
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
reply to post by Phage
I understand that....if it was the ISS.
Im open to possibilities, so I am still going to observe that area of the sky.