This photo of the Iridium 12 flare was captured by Riad Hamamieh on October 15, 2011 at at 7:42 PM in Beirut, Lebanon.
Iridium 12 is one of the 66 active Iridium communication satellites orbiting the Earth. It was launched on June 18, 1997.
Riad used a Canon Powershot SX210 IS camera with CHDK. Camera is set at 32 sec exposure, f3.5 and ISO 400. It was cropped and adjusted using Photoshop CS3.
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