Re: Daytime Iridium flare

From: Leo Barhorst <>
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:03:49 +0200
Years ago at the Eurosom 3 meeting in Edingburgh the whole group of visual 
observers saw a splendid
daytime Iridium flare around noon.
Being at the centerline for a mag-8 flare we used a compass for the right 
azimuth and a geotriangle
for the elevation. We adjusted our standingpoint to have the flare just 
above the top of the roof.
Counting down the seconds and at zero it flared up at the predicted spot. 
Was visible for a few seconds.
The AH's and OH's and "There it is""yells got the group strange views from 
passers by.

Remember this was about a year after the first flares were seen.
It was recorded on video and somewhere I must have a copy.


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From: Kevin Fetter
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:52 PM
Subject: Daytime Iridium flare

This morning Iridium 35 flared up nice and bright, beside a bright star 
called Rasalhague ( Aph Oph )
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