Commander of the ISS in 2005, astronaut Leroy Chiao witnessed a line of bright lights pass below him as he conducted a routine spacewalk.
The space station was above an area on Earth that is well known for commercial fishing, and records show that this was happening at the time Chiao was outside the space station. The fishing boats use extremely bright lights as an aide to catch their haul. On this particular evening, there was said to have been a group of boats more or less in a line. When they flashed their lights, which were so bright they could be seen by Chiao, they appeared to be passing away from him as he was flying over them.
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