Space Junk Double Flare Over Seneca Rocks, WV

The meteors were flying early in the morning of July 30, 2017 in Seneca Rocks, WV. I did some quick captures to try and snag a few, I didn’t, but did manage to capture this double flare from some passing space junk. I’m calling it space junk since I did not see any satellite predictions along this path. The bright star in the center is Polaris. Input/thoughts greatly appreciated.

Tech Specs: Canon 6D, Canon EF17-40mm f/4L USM lens, tripod mounted, each exposure was 30 seconds, 17mm, ISO 3200, each image has been cropped to just show the section of the trails. Location: Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. Date: July 30, 2017 at 12:53 AM local time.


2 Responses to Space Junk Double Flare Over Seneca Rocks, WV

  1. i_shotfirst10 says:

    Someone sent me here from Reddit – myself and several others saw a group of 7 “meteors” moving east/southeast across the sky about 80 minutes before you reportedly saw this. We were in Minnesota when we saw them.

    • Tom Wildoner says:

      They may have been the Flock 2k group of satellites. They passes my way about an hour before, I think about the same area of the sky as well. Thanks for the note.

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