Daytime iridium flare no show?

From: Tom Wagner (sciteach@mchsi.com)
Date: Sun Aug 01 2004 - 21:27:25 EDT

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    I expected to see a nice daytime iridium flare this afternoon but saw
    nothing. I went back to H-A to make sure I got the time right and I did. I
    then clicked on the blue lettered, "Iridium 25" at the end of the line where
    the details were listed. Here's the URL:
    http://heavens-above.com/iridiumdaytime.asp?lat=42.473513&lng=-92.360413&alt=274&loc=My+Place&TZ=CST I
    checked the passes of that satellite on 1 Aug around the time that the flare
    was supposed to occur. However, there were no passes listed.  No wonder I
    didn't see a flare.
    
    Is this a glitch? If so I wonder how often this happens?
    
    Here are the details as listed in H-A.
    
    01 Aug 20:10:12 -8.4 80 129 (SE ) 0.8 km (E) -8.5 2 292 (WNW) 98
    Iridium 25
    
    Thanks!
    
    I waited days to see this.
    
    Tom  Iowa  USA
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