The coincidence wasn't lost on YouTube UFO hunter streetcap1, who first posted the video (above) and highlighted the oddity. The video has now been viewed 1.7 million times. Theories on what is seen in the video range from pretty conventional, like that this is a meteor or the lost Chinese space station Tiangong-1, to less conventional theories involving a government alien cover-up conspiracy.
NASA hasn't offered a theory as to what the tiny object might be, but they are squashing speculation that their technicians intentionally shut down the feed. Tabatha Thompson, a spokesperson for NASA, wrote to Valuewalk.com, "The station regularly passes out of range of the Tacking and Relay Data Satellites (TDRS) used to send and receive video, voice, and telemetry from the station. For video, whenever we lose signal (video comes down on our higher bandwidth, called KU) the cameras will show a blue screen (indicating no signal) or a preset video slate, depending on where you are watching the feed."