Cosmonaut Ivan Wagner filmed 5 unidentified flying objects above the Earth from the International Space Station (ISS). He posted this video on his Twitter. Wagner said that he had passed information about the objects to Roscosmos, Russian State Corporation for Space Activities. The video will also be analyzed by the specialists of the Russian Rocket and Spacecraft Scientific Center and the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Space guests, or how I filmed the new time-lapse.
The peak of aurora borealis when passing over the Antarctic in Australia’s longitude, meaning in between them. However, in the video, you will see something else, not only the aurora. pic.twitter.com/Hdiej7IbLU
— Ivan Vagner (@ivan_mks63) August 19, 2020
In total, the video lasts for a minute. At the 10th second, five bright points are visible on the left side of the frame, and after a second they disappear. According to Wagner, the objects were flying in a parallel course and at the same distance from each other. The northern lights appear on the video at the 20th second.
Wagner explains in the video description that it was filmed while flying in the area between Australia and Antarctica. The video was filmed at a frame per second, before publication, it was compressed to 25 frames per second. Thus, the objects were in sight for 52 seconds.
Staying in space isolation at the International @Space_Station for 4.5 months already, we isolated for three days in the two modules of the station Russian segment because of a small air leak. No need to worry!
— Ivan Vagner (@ivan_mks63) August 22, 2020
Ivan Wagner is a station flight engineer working in the 63rd expedition to the ISS, which began on April, 17. Wagner, together with the other members of the expedition, will stay in orbit until October.