Re: Lunar "Eclipse" by a Satellite

Chris Dorreman (bram.dorreman@skynet.be)
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 17:37:34 +0100

>has anyone actually seen a satellite pass between
>there location and the moon?  Could you still see the sat silhouetted
>against the moon's illuminated surface?

IMO, if a satellite pass in front of the Moon, and both are sunlit, you
should see a point of light instead of a black dot. Because most satellites
have a much larger surface brightness than the dark gray Moon. (however
these days you wouldn't say the Moon is dark gray).

Greetings,
Chris

PS.: (off topic) I added AstroCollage 98 to my website:
http://users.skynet.be/sky56407/htmleng/ac98.htm


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