Satellite flare

Satellite flare, also known as satellite glint, is the visible phenomenon caused by the reflective surfaces of passing satellites (such as antennasSAR or solar panels), reflecting sunlight toward the Earth below and appearing as a brief, bright “flare”.

The Iridium constellation with 66 active telecommunication satellites in low Earth orbit are known to cause the brightest flares of all orbiting satellites.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satellite_flare

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