The ISS camera recorded a powerful flash in the constellation Peacock

Interesting events can be found on the video posted by NASA this summer on June 30, 2017. The description of the video says that it is made from the ISS board – June 25, 2017. The video shows colorful polar lights in the Earth’s atmosphere. At the time of recording the video, the International Space Station flew from the south of Australia to the southern part of the Pacific Ocean.

The video clearly shows how in the constellation Peacock on the star ξ Peacock there is a powerful flash. This star is located 106 light years from the Earth.

In order to find out exactly where the flash occurred, I took as a basis the two pairs of stars that are clearly visible in the video, located slightly inclined and as a result of searching for such stars on the stars, found them and the very star that produced the flash and was located to the left of this four stars. Visually all coincided and pointed to the star ξ Peacock.

Peacock is the constellation of the southern hemisphere of the sky. A clear moonless night in the constellation can be seen with the naked eye about forty-five stars, but only six of them are brighter than the fourth magnitude. Five stars form an elongated pentagon.

To the north of this figure is the blue-white Peacock star (α Peacock), which has a brightness of 1.9 magnitude. This name is translated from English as “peacock”. The star is located 183 light-years from Earth.

Of particular interest to amateur astronomers is the variable cepheid χ Peacock, which can be clearly seen in ordinary binoculars. It changes its luster from 3.9 to 4.8 magnitude magnitude with a period of 9 days.

Another interesting object for observation – the double star ξ Peacock, its components have a brilliance of 4.4m and 8.6m.

If Pavlov’s epsilon had such a powerful outburst, then telescopes or tracking stations, satellites, space vehicles and all the other astronomers that were available, should have been noticed, but I could not find any information about the outbreak on June 25.

In addition to this mysterious flash on the video you can see some unidentified flying object that appears in the frame on the left side, flies to the middle of the frame and then simply disappears.


The original video published by NASA

Well, an incomprehensible object flew by, can be explained by a near-Earth asteroid or a satellite, or else God knows what, well, some bright lights flash, but why there is no data on this so powerful flash that it can be clearly seen on a rather mediocre camera installed on the ISS, although this double star Pavlov epsilon, is from the Earth in 106 light years.