Re: ISS briefly brighter than Venus

From: Allen Thomson (
Date: Sat Dec 30 2000 - 08:47:01 PST

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    Ed Cannon said,
    > Oh, also got to see a very nice predicted -8 flare from
    > Iridium 81 just four to five minutes before ISS.
    I saw I-81 flare on that pass too, presumably a minute earlier than Ed did.
    (The satellite was headed south to north, and it seems both Harlingen and
    Austin were in the flare path).  BTW, the flare was distinctly reddish,
    quite different than other Iridium flares I've seen.
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